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Topic # 115296 20-Mar-2013 16:55
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Anyone know who this guy is? (Stole some apple laptops)

Apparently he is doing the rounds:

 

https://www.facebook.com/AucklandPolice#!/Counties.Manukau.Police


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  Reply # 784598 20-Mar-2013 17:03
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I recall there was a story of retailers posting photos of people online, and it was seen as a no go due to privacy, and the possibility of people posting photos of the wrong people online. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10870716



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  Reply # 784608 20-Mar-2013 17:22
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This photo (above) came from the Police facebook page (not a retailer) and the facebook page mentioned in the story you refer to appears to be a name and shame page as opposed to an attempt to identify the person (after which I believe the photo is removed from the Police FB site?)



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  Reply # 784625 20-Mar-2013 17:40
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Al are you sure that is not your brother?

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  Reply # 784670 20-Mar-2013 19:12
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bigal_nz: This photo (above) came from the Police facebook page (not a retailer) and the facebook page mentioned in the story you refer to appears to be a name and shame page as opposed to an attempt to identify the person (after which I believe the photo is removed from the Police FB site?)




Intersting. All a bit of a grey area I think. 

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  Reply # 784674 20-Mar-2013 19:18
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mattwnz: 
Intersting. All a bit of a grey area I think. 


Um, what?  I don't see it being grey at all in this case...  they have a very clear photo of the guy actually stealing the laptops presumably from the CCTV when it happened, verified by police and they've posted it in an attempt to identify said thief.

On the other hand the "name and shame" site sounds like an unofficial site where anybody could submit names and photos without much verification and for the express purpose of embarrassing the people pictured... seems a bit different to me.

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  Reply # 784699 20-Mar-2013 20:12
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mattwnz:
bigal_nz: This photo (above) came from the Police facebook page (not a retailer) and the facebook page mentioned in the story you refer to appears to be a name and shame page as opposed to an attempt to identify the person (after which I believe the photo is removed from the Police FB site?)




Intersting. All a bit of a grey area I think. 


I don't think there is anything gray about it. So many retailers do this these days that I'm sure some goody good lawyer with too much time on their hands would have attempted to stop it occuring if they thought there was anything wrong with the issue.

Accusing somebody of a crime on the other hand could raise some issues - but merely asking if people know somebody isn't.
 

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Reply # 784700 20-Mar-2013 20:15
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sidefx:
mattwnz: 
Intersting. All a bit of a grey area I think. 


Um, what?  I don't see it being grey at all in this case...

hehe!

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  Reply # 784712 20-Mar-2013 20:31
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Oh dear, Nz Laptops Showroom was unattended then.

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  Reply # 784717 20-Mar-2013 21:02
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How do you just "steal" laptops?

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  Reply # 784732 20-Mar-2013 22:09
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SCUBADOO:
sidefx:
mattwnz: 
Intersting. All a bit of a grey area I think. 


Um, what?  I don't see it being grey at all in this case...

hehe!


no, there is definitely a lot of grey there in the photo.  a bit of white, and some black too. 




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