What law in your country are you thankful of?

November 8, 2010 8:18am CST
What rules or law that you are thankful are existing because they protect you? How I wish that there is a law that will protect mobile/cellphone users. I think that it is a neglected area. Since many people can avail of it, in a way it has been a problem. It has been a commodity that people can steal just like other things and they can sell easily in a developing country like mine. It is another technology that can be easily abused here too. I lost my cellphone today. Perhaps it is due to my negligence. But it was just in my bag. I went out today to go to the bank, and then to the dentist and then to the market. I went home and looked everywhere but it must be gone for good. Tried to give the number a ring and it was just ringing. I think it is lost/gone. I do not intend to use my budget to buy a new one. I am planning to save all I can and now another expense is coming up. What is more bugging is people can use information stored in your phones to cause you further harm. There is no way to block my number on the network so that at least the SIM would be unusable. I am interested to know how is acquiring SIM in your country like? Does it require you to register first? So that you will be the only owner of your mobile number, like you own your landline number or your internet connection and you can call the customer service if you want to get out of the contract.
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@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
8 Nov 10
Being unable to have your SIM card block is a serious flaw. Not in the law but in the services of telecommunication companies. Here in my country if your mobile phone is stolen you just call a special number and they block the SIM card from distance. I am happy civilians are allowed to arrest people and use violence during civil arrest when necessary. If I had known that before I would have arrested a woman who was threatening me and my female friend. That's worthy of an arrest. I am also happy there is freedom of speech. However I am not too happy that left-wingers try to get ( sometimes successfully) right-wingers into jail for criticizing Islam and immigrants, while there's a lot to complain in some areas. I am also not happy with the fact that you can't attack a burglar or robber. In fact the only thing you can do is ask him whether he likes a cup of tea and ask him not to take too much stuff off of you. Arresting such persons isn't smart, 9 out of 10 times they flee or injure you... We should really be able to use violence in such cases.