They say it's not illegal but what I find interesting is:
1. Most people do protect their computers with passwords but are required to give the password over to stores when handing in the computer for repair, so technically it's still protected by password.
2. The article fails to address the copyright infringement taking place. I.e. even if it's technically legal for them to access the data, the moment they copy it they are in breach of copyright.
Aside from the usual (you shouldn't have this data on your hard drive), what are your thoughts on what has happened?