I was at a client site earlier today (home user). His hard drive is failing, so I let him know I would need to get one, and come back. He asked me to take his desktop computer with me and work on it over the weekend. I explained that we are not allowed to remove hardware from a client location, barring extreme circumstances, and there are forms to fill out for that.
If you’ve been following the news lately, you have no doubt read about the ongoing legislative battles between internet users’ rights to privacy and protecting intellectual property being waged in Canada, USA, and other countries across the world.