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A new Texas law requires every computer repair technician to obtain a private investigator's license, according to a lawsuit filed in Austin. Violators can face a $4,000 fine and one year in jail, as well as a $10,000 civil penalty.
Unlicensed computer shops will have to close down until they obtain a private investigator's license.
Originally posted by Memysabu
Thats pretty retarded LOL. I was an independant technical consultant for awhile in Dallas. I did a lot of work for banks. I would have been pissed if this happend to me. And if I think a job title change might also get around this law. They already do it for tax reasons, in business's.
In the Austin American-Statesman, State Rep. Joe Driver, (R-Garland) explains the intent of the law, and claims it does not place such restrictions on most computer shops.
Originally posted by Dan Tanna
reply to post by applebiter
Agreed. ts all about creating a citizen over watch cadre who will for free report back to their masters in the law enforcement sector.
Well, at least this way you will have thousands of computer techs rolling round packing heat . . . . . Should do wonders for crime levels.. safest neighbourhood on earth. Lmao
Driver said the only cases in which computer technicians would need a license would be when they are asked to investigate and analyze private data
"the review and analysis of, and the investigation"