Submission Number: 00031
Received: 9/30/2012 8:53:00 PM
Commenter: Sam Neithers
State: New York
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of DesignerWare, LLC; FTC File No. 1123151
Attachments: No Attachments
Last year I walked into my rental store, where I was renting a computer and told them I lost the computer , they of course seemed not to believe me. They asked if I would sign a statement authorizing them to use the webcam to determine if I was still using it. I said certainly.
A week later they called and said they recovered my laptop. I don’t think I was violated and I thank god they had that capability.
I suppose you’ve investigated this because someone misused it. But, you can misuse a pencil and poke out someone’s eye. However, in this country we don’t ban pencils; we only ban the inappropriate use.