ownership tag

ownership tag

An encrypted string of text displayed at startup on certain brands of computers. It is designed for identification in the event of loss or theft.
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Naresh Sunder was one of four people in the UK allowed to remove the digital ownership tag put on computers, phones and other electronic equipment used by staff at DPD, the logistics company with an international parcel delivery service, a judge was told.
Naresh Sunder was one of just four people in the UK allowed to remove the digital ownership tag put on computers, phones and other electronic equipment used by staff at DPD, the logistics company, a judge was told.
A clerical employee typically purchases metal ownership tags. In this case, the controller had bought them.
The first man to sight a swan and her cygnets shouts "All Up" and the bird's leg is checked for steel ownership tags. If it is the Queen's, the swan's cygnets are then marked the same way.