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GDPR - reCAPTCHA with user's consent?

This question is specifically about Google's reCAPTCHA, but may possibly apply to many other CAPTCHA solutions that are collecting "personal" data. I was reading briefly about ePrivacy regulations ...
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Can FedEx bill the recipient of a package for a “Clearance Entry Fee”, without consent?

Some time ago, I received an unsolicited birthday gift from a relative as an international package via FedEx (USA to Canada). Then, several days later, FedEx mailed me an invoice for a "Clearance ...
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GDPR - Withdrawn user consent

I have been reading alot about user consent management according to the GDPR and one problem I can't see solved anywhere is managing withdrawn consent. The user gives his consent to use his data and ...
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EU Cookie Law can I use cookies before users' consent?

I am trying to get my website to be EU Cookie compliant and I have encountered some plugins which have something called "implied consent" in other words a popup appears on the website saying something ...
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Establishing GDPR consent when the person doesn't access a system themself

My company hosts an online database for organisations to manage training data for their people. In most cases, administrator users (team leaders/line managers) manage data for their staff/teams. ...
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Do you have to disclose you are recording a call that is already being recorded?

I'm calling my credit card to dispute being charged twice for something. When I start to hold for an operator I'm prompted that the call may be recorded for whatever reason. If I also want to record ...
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Are “exact change only” policies legal?

I parked in a garage that has an automated pay-to-park kiosk - you specify how many hours you wish to purchase, and then insert payment. For two hours of parking, the price was listed as $6. It was ...
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Laws regarding consensual sex and intoxication

Disclaimer: I do not intend to offend anyone, I just wish to learn more about the laws in this area. Also note I'm only referring to rape when consent has been given, but due to intoxication that ...
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What are the limits of “implied consent” when obtaining a driver's license?

This question comes out of reading this New York Times article (quoted below), about a bill that would allow officers to use a "textalyzer" to digitally search phones for evidence that the ...
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GDPR email consent - Pre ticked “No” box

We are currently creating an email to gain consent from our customers to email allow us to market to them. We are currently using Mailchimp to put the email together and it is currently not allowing ...
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GDPR - Is consent really necessary for contact form?

I am looking for an answer that is supported by the GDPR, so please try to quote GDPR parts as you answer. The internet is on fire (developers especially) now that the GDPR is on strength. There are ...
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did you consent because you could have seen a poster?

Instead of a signed release, in recent years I'm seeing posters saying that if you walk in an area you consent to the commercial use of your likeness for unlimited purposes without payment. At least ...
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Why does Google require consent from users in order to process ads personalization data?

Recently, Google was fined under the GDPR by France's CNIL data protection authority. The authority found Google's processing of personal data for ads personalization lacked transparency, was ...
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User consent required under GDPR

I am having an Android app which uses certain Analytics services such as Google Analytics, Firebase etc. These services collect certain information from the user. For this reason I have drafted a ...
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Is it legal to have a opt-out of marketing emails checkbox under GDPR?

As soon as GDPR came into effect I noticed all of the registration forms suddenly changed all of their e-mail marketing checkboxes (all of the "Send Newsletters", etc.) from the previous opt-out or by-...
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What provisions should I make regarding GDPR consent when users do not sign themselves up?

In my business, users are signed up by staff, according to user lists (name, email address only) provided by our clients. We track user interactions with our site in order to monitor usage and ...
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Is a cookie notice required for analytics?

Note: I've been directed here from Meta.SE I'm using GoSquared for my website analytics. I've visited quite a few sites using Google Analytics but they don't have a cookie policy or a cookie banner/...
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In Florida, can a 24 year old have relationship with a 17 year old if their relationship started a year earlier?

In Florida, the age of consent is 18, but there is an exception that allows for people up to the age of 23 to have a relationship with someone 16 years and older. (1) A person 24 years of age or ...
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Using Personal data before consent

I am having an Android App which is going to use some services such as Google Analytics, Firebase etc. I have a thought of having two different consent screens for different region user such as EU ...
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GDPR seeking consent - Subjects not responding to the consent email

We have currently sent out emails to gain consent from subjects to receive our marketing content. For subjects who don't respond, can we send another email chasing the consent? (i feel doing this can ...
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Does the failure to honour an express refusal invalidate prior claims of having implied consent?

Suppose a local health district (LHD) has used a patient's electronic medical record (eMR) for training purposes. Upon learning that they have done this, the patient is displeased and tells them so. ...
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Is it illegal to distribute physical images of relatives (including minors) without consent?

My estranged father has produced a limited run of CDs for distribution (potentially for profit - unknown at this time) that include images of my son (a minor) and me on the sleeve, without my consent. ...
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GDPR and two-party communications

If a chat or email provider wishes to analyze the contents of what their customers are writing, does GDPR require it to obtain the consent of everyone involved in the chat/email? Or would the consent ...
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EU Cookie Law: can two sites differing by the third level domain can be considered a single website?

Let's make a common example: www.example.com is the main website of a company, then they have blog.example.com that is the company's blog. It's important to note that the same organization is ...
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Is audio/video release form necessary for videos submitted voluntarily over email?

I am working on a project that requires me to email subscribers asking for video testimonials of our product. We will of course be using the testimonials for advertising, and this will be clearly ...
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Can a contract signed as an act of submission rather than consent be considered invalid?

Please consider the following situation: A (USA) company makes an offer to a (UK) individual. The company purchases an inbound ticket for the individual. The individual arrives. The individual ...
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Is it illegal for a driver to ask a young lady to get in?

This question has been induced by this news where the police is apparently searching for a driver who asked a 16-year-old lady to get into his car. The age of consent in New Zealand is 16, therefore ...
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If a man has sex with a girl he thinks is underage, but the girl is actually not, did he commit a crime?

As the title suggested. if a man has sex with a girl he thinks is underage, but the girl is actually not, did he commit a crime? I'd think he did, since I have seen a lot of cases where the police ...
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Intellectual property and storage medium

A State owned hard drive contains intellectual property belonging to an individual. Can the State remove that hard drive from the premises of the individual without his consent? EDIT: The property ...
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Clarification for UK age of consent

So for the UK, the age of consent is 16, but there is some sort of law that prevents people over the age of 18 having sex with people under the age of 18 My question is: if two people, say ages 16 ...
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In Europe, is it legal to have a fully consentual open marriage? (specifically sexual relationships with other couples)

As per the title : In Europe, is it legal to have a fully consentual open marriage? (specifically sexual relationships with other couples) The question comes from the legal basis that in theory ...
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google analytics cookie consent with anonymized ip on

I am not even sure how is this possible, so here I am. I have google analytics with anonymized IP on, my users can activate and deactivate google analytics cookies at any time. BUT, on top of that, ...
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How is the jurisdiction of inter-state age of consent laws determined in the US?

How are inter-state relationships legality determined in the US? Say Joe is 25 and lives in Maryland and Jane is 17 and lives in Virginia. In Maryland the age of consent is 16 and in Virginia the age ...
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Is user consent needed to display a Google Map on a website?

I would like to display a Google Map in a website project of mine. This requires loading the JavaScript api from Google: https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/tutorial?hl=en#...
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Video Recording Cops

I was wondering of the USA legalities of maintaining recorded video with audio when it comes to cops pulling you over while driving for whatever reason? I wasn't sure if you have to verbally tell ...
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Google Analytics on mobile: possible to use without consent?

I saw this thread where it's possible to use Google Analytics without consent on websites: Is it really possible to use Google Analytics without consent, and if so, why exactly? My question is: does ...
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Consent form - digital signature or just full name?

We are using a paper form to record consent to be recorded. We want to use a digital version to make the workflow more streamlined. When digital, does the form need to have a digital signature or ...
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Is borrowing without consent illegal?

After reading this question: Borrow something and return it considered stealing? I got the impression that, other than a bike, if I borrow stuff from random people without their consent and return ...
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Recording a conversation with a non-federal employee

I am considering recording a conversation or try to secretly record one between me and a non-federal employee. I am currently a federal employee, not FBI or CIA but am investigating on my own a ...
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is someone allowed to post an image of me on social media without my consent? [duplicate]

i have an old friend who has been posting pictures of me without my permission. i’ve asked her to delete them but she just keeps refusing. can i take legal action? or is it possible for me to get them ...
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Is it legal for my mum to share the household's browsing history with an external company without my consent?

Background Information My mum uses lots of different websites for surveys, watching videos and other ways of generating a little bit of cash. However, she uses a particular service to share the ...
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Replace User ID with pseudonym, still need consent?

I use a service called Matomo (as opposed to Google Analytics) so that I can own the data collected, and I thought they were better in regards of user privacy. My goal is to avoid collecting any ...
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Is geocoding an IP address but not storing it considered processing under GDPR?

As a data controller who intends to be GDPR compliant, if someone visits my website a request is made to my server with their IP address. If I geocode the IP address to get the visitor's country and ...
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Institution can access my email (inbox/sent items/etc) and edit it?

First of all, I have thoroughly read the answers to the following questions and none of them answer my queries: Can Google Chrome read/scan my ProtonMail inbox page? Can my IT department read my ...
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Is Google obliged to obtain consent for the processing of searches for anonymous searches under the GDPR?

If you do not register a personal account for Google, thereby not giving specific and informed consent for the processing of your personal data, are Google still obliged to obtain consent for the ...
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GDPR Information and consent

I am building a game that stores score/level on the local device and uses non-personalized AdMob. Do I need to inform the user about storing the score locally? Do I need consent for using non-...
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Age of consent for a person with dual citizenship

The age of consent law seems a bit unclear to me, and becomes very complex and mysterious when adding dual citizenship into the mix because finding information on that is difficult. I'm just wondering ...
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What's the rationale for “joint controller” instead of keeping every entity doing stricly separate?

After reading Case C-40/17 and Case C-210/16 I still cannot figure out why GDPR would require "joint controller" decision. Wouldn't it be much simpler to decide that e.g. in "Fashion ID&...
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Is it illegal to post a picture of you and your ex best friend on social media without her consent? [duplicate]

We went through a fight and me and her are no longer best friends. I posted a TikTok about her and me no longer being friends. It says “dear ex best friend” there is nothing inappropriate or rude. The ...
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Limits to Gillick Competence

Please note: Gillick Competence is not to be confused with the Fraser Guidelines which is only concerned with contraception. Gillick Competence is: a term originating in England and is used in ...