hi friends the use of the cell phone with a camera is banned!!

@KUSHANK55 (2437)
India
September 3, 2008 1:22am CST
yes dear friends it may be news to most of you here at mylot!! and using a cellphone without a camera is considered being silly but there are establishments you can not carry your cellphone inside. recently my son went for some on the job training with one of the defence organisations where they even refused to keep the cell at the security gatelet alone allow it inside! and my daughter where she is one of the managers in a call centre of huge reputation there they have instructions not to carry a mobile phone with a camera. the reason being that there is a danger of siphoning of some important data!! how do you react to this situation friends?
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@jewilim (495)
• Philippines
3 Sep 08
Thats really possible, in some casinos in our palace, bringing a cellphone with camera is really not allowed, but at least it is not being confiscated, they just put some tap in the camera so that you can not use it.. It may seen a bit strict, but with some organizations where they have sensitive informations i think thats the only way they see to protect their company. Places like banks do also have sensitive informations but the use of cellphone with camera is not banned since its really up to the employee to maintain confidentiality in his work and his personal life.
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@KUSHANK55 (2437)
• India
18 Sep 08
yes dear jewilim absolutely right it is to prevent and protect the sensitive info being passed out to the world outside!!
• United States
4 Sep 08
ive ran into this in several stores also.. nothing you can really do but obey it unless you want your phone taken..
@KUSHANK55 (2437)
• India
23 Sep 08
oh sure one must obey their rules in their establishment!!
@magojordan (3254)
• Philippines
4 Sep 08
Yes I know some establishments that ban cellphones. Some theaters ask you to leave your phone with them because of the design of the theater wherein the smallest sound could be heard throughout the theater. For me it's ok for those cases but of course at work I think that it shouldn't be banned because in case of an emergency how would you be contacted? Maybe an alternative is to leave it to your immediate superior who is also in the same office as you so that if something like that happens you could attend to it.
@KUSHANK55 (2437)
• India
23 Sep 08
yes dear magojordan thanks for responding to this discussion. sure we must obey the instructions from the area we are entering regarding proper use of the mobile phones with or without camera!! in work areas i mentioned, mobiles with camera are banned because of pilfearge of important data!!
@ram_cv (16516)
• India
3 Sep 08
I actually know of a lot of establishments where carrying a cellphone with camera or bluetooth is not allowed. As you pointed out this is specially true about call centers and BPOs where the clients value privacy a lot. Cheers! Ram
@KUSHANK55 (2437)
• India
3 Sep 08
yes daer ram_cv. it is true!!
@brisk123 (2826)
• India
23 Sep 08
Yup,you said it right my friend cellphones with camera and features are banned in many MNC like specially in call centres,BPO,s.I had worked in one multi nationtal company before,we were not allowed to keep our cellphones with us but in locker.It was a very strict rule,clients value their privacy.One is not even allowed to browse internet in working hours.Anyways,now I don't work there anymore so,am free do do so in my new company.Happy myLotting!
• United States
22 Sep 08
I think there are places that have to have that rule for security reasons. Personally, I think it's a good idea.
@msedge (4012)
• United States
16 Sep 08
I could understand the company is just being careful from any damages that would possibly happen and by doing that maye its their way of making sure that their important data are safety.
• India
5 Sep 08
yeah,since there is some threat for using such electronic instrument,security in all public places and corporate, even in pilgrim places also banned.