Questions tagged [data-ownership]

For questions regarding ownership and control of digital data. This data is often held by a third-party technology platform, either on a user's behalf or for the platform's own purposes. Related tags: [data-protection], [privacy], [gdpr], [ccpa]

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What is the most comparable American law to GDPR right to subject access? Privacy Act?

HIPAA seems comparable but only applies to medical data, but is there anything more general than that? How does privacy act compare to data subject access rights under gdpr? Is it that it only applies ...
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Can you distribute filename lists corresponding to datasets that say "Do not distribute"?

I collected some additional annotations for a dataset with a "License for Non-Commercial Use". I now have a subset of the original dataset and would like to provide it to the community ...
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What imaginative detours could be taken to get around the legal impossibility for an AI to be a legal entity?

I was reading about corporations and trusts and came to wonder how one could use existing legal tools to allow a robot to be as "autonomous" as possible. I imagine a foundation or non-profit ...
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Is my app's displaying of email IDs illegal from a data privacy perspective?

I am building an app that will easily help connect Spotify playlist curators with artists who are trying to promote their music. As part of this, i would like my app to display names and business ...
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Does a non exclusive non transferable data license allow the re-use of this data to be shared through a public API service?

We are a commercial company that wants to offer easy access to EU geographic boundaries spatial data through an API service. The API service would be freely accessible for limited use. No charges are ...
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Can I use forum posts related to user to analyze them?

I would like to create an app, which would make analyses based on user behaviors, posts, comments. I can gather those data from sites, forums because e.g twitter and so are public websites, they are ...
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How long should I wait for a Data Access Request in Ireland

A few weeks ago I made a Data Access request to an Irish company I've been doing business with for just over 10 years. I've not received any sort of response - not even an acknowledgment of my e-mail. ...
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Is it illegal to fetch a picture from another phone remotely after having a consent Or prior Permissions?

Me and my girlfriend are using an app that takes the access of your partners phone camera, then clicks the image & sends image back to requester. After fiddling with it, we are planning to launch ...
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Now that the OPEN Government Data Act is law, can we request data for free?

Currently reading The OPEN Government Data Act is now law. Now that the measure is the law of the land, agencies will be called upon to maintain comprehensive data catalogs... I am pretty sure some ...
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Date Privacy and Twitch; Do I have the right to access my chat logs?

Under Data Privacy laws, the user has a right to access their data, erasure, etc. Yet under Twitch the users have no way to access their own logs, only the streamer and a team of mods. This has always ...
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Are there ways of storing personal data beyond standard GDPR limitations?

So GDPR harmonizes legal stance of personal data in the EU — mainly by limiting storage time of certain data, and by providing citizens with a procedure to request deletion of their personal data. ...
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Making public/open-source datasets from royalty-free image sources

I am working on a small face-related dataset that will be publicly available for open research. I have looked into many copyright-free image sources like https://pikwizard.com/ and https://www.pexels....
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Owning rights/intellectual property

5 years ago my wife and her friend set up a business with no other employees at all until this date. I created the website, backoffice application and database (the data in there is not mine so they ...
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The Data ownership for an automated server running for years prior to GDPR Regulations

Let's go back to the early 2010's. A group of researchers get together to build a collaborative data repository. A server is set up to receive data for aggregation and processing from various ...
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GDPR data deletion: do I have a right to have the company specify which data it retained and why?

I requested the DPO of a company to delete all my data under GDPR. After a step of "account ownership" verification, it replied that: XXXX has deleted all of your personal data except where ...
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Can I request to delete an account with a government?

This concerns my student loans repayment account which is managed by the gov.uk website. I have paid my loan back in full and have had a confirmatory letter stating this as well, as I wanted to ensure ...
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Question about legal side of port scanning during bug bounties

Additional info I'm living in the UK(Scotland) and testing targets are scattered around the world(but mainly in UK, EU and USA) I'm just writing some wrapper around the recon tools that I want to use ...
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How does GDPR deal with combined personal data?

There is a person named aa 1 where aa is their first name and 1 is their surname. Now some other person makes an email named aa.1@somemailingcompany.com. Whose personal data is this? aa 1's or that ...
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Is it legal to upload NASA's SRTM dataset to kaggle?

Short Version: Is it legal to upload NASA's SRTM dataset to kaggle.com? Long Version: I'm doing a computer science and data science project on landslide analysis. For this, I'm considering a variety ...
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Legality of Network companies scanning TCP ports - how has my consent been obtained?

In my firewall and IIS logs I constantly see entries for servers from companies like ZenLayer, Dedipath, DigitalOcean and other Network-related businesses that appear to ping/scan my systems to ...
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Is it legal if I collect and sell public data from Twitter?

Let's assume that, technically i am able to collect the public information from Twitter (including user's profile and their tweets) from Twitter. I am wondering, is it legal to sell this data? How ...
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Who owns the rights to the questions on Stack Exchange?

I asked a question here a year ago and this was removed. Who owns the rights to the question, and can it be republished? On what grounds could it have been removed?
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Is requesting a customer database for testing purposes legal?

We're a company working in building industry and have a program, develeoped together with our software vendor, to create quotes and configurate products. The program uses a MS SQL database. It stores ...
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Can cloud services providers be asked to turn over data from foreign countries?

Can cloud providers be asked to provide data from other countries to the government/law enforcement for security purposes? Can Amazon be asked to provide data from non-US countries for any security ...
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What is the meaning of mail in the CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018)?

The CCPA states that under section 1798.130(2) customers can request their data BY_MAIL OR BY ELECTRONIC MEANS as the customer chooses. However NOWHERE on any website can I find a button or form to ...
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Copyright ownership rights of modified software

Say that I buy a ready-built marketplace platform that is a script sold on codecanyon, re-make that platform more than 60%, and basically make it work entirely different than what it was originally. ...
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GPL/ LGPL Machine Learning

I am trying to build a speech recognition model. This model should be trained on audio data to learn how sentences are made and how words are pronounced. The problem is most audio files (speeches, ...
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Right to personal data on youtube : what if account is banned

Since GDPR at least we have the right to access and get the data we generated on websites like Facebook or Google (our history, likes, almost everything). My question is : what happens if Facebook or ...
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Should I inform the copyright holder that I plan to invoke the fair use doctrine if they decide to pursue legal action against me?

Context/Background: I'm currently trying to navigate the legal intricacies of using content from a company whose platform revolves around athletic/sports data. For anyone who might be familiar, this ...
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Does the German GDPR require storing the data in a German datacenter for a tele-health company?

I co-founded a tele-health startup, we are expanding to Germany, we have gone through the GDPR, and implemented most of it, however, we didn't quite understand the data residency part and found ...
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Is it legal for a company to not allow me to download my data unless I pay for the premium plan?

I started using a website on the free version knowing it was somewhat locked down. But after using it for a while I learned that I cant download my own data unless I pay for the premium plan. I am ...
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Is it legal to sell cracked gaming accounts?

A coworker recently said they have a small side business in which they were selling cracked gaming accounts. Is this legal? It sounds very illegal, but I haven’t found anything definitive on Reddit ...
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Can I be legally compelled, in the U.S., to return/destroy old work emails that are on my own laptop?

I used to work remotely and had my own hardware, etc. The company used Microsoft exchange (or similar) to run their email, store it on servers, etc. They killed my email account when I left but all my ...
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Requesting Proof of Data Deletion

This questions covers the law and tech. If I delete my account at Facebook or any company with a website service, can I ask to be provided proof of data having been deleted in some form provided by ...
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Ownership of email

I am employed for a company (in New Zealand) that has its own domain and which runs their own mail server. At the time of my employ I was at liberty to forward email from (myemail)@(company.name) to ...
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Can one use data extracted from images (in-game screenshots)?

As an example, let's take Call of Duty Ghost. I want to take the data from the below screenshot and store it in a database as it is. (Rank, Level, Player Name, etc.) Is it legal to extract data from ...
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Who owns data on a company cell phone?

Does an employer own the data on a cell phone provided to its employee? If so, is there a cause of action against an employee who provides a copy of the cell phone to a third party without ...
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Is a system that stores credentials required to meet the cyber security requirements of the systems it could give access to?

IT companies often use access keys, credentials, and remote management software to maintain their client's infrastructure. These access methods are then saved in some form of database so that the IT ...
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United States HIPAA and New Zealand HISO from outside these countries

We are developing a software product for storing and managing health records in Australia, with the software product primarily targeted towards Australian healthcare organisations. This requires us to ...
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File copying and deletion before employee leaves to competitor

This may be a mundane question but I cannot find an answer for it, as the law is not my area of expertise. If an employee is under contract and copies files (on mass to a personal cloud storage) for ...
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Private company making it hard to delete customer's personal data

Storyline A friend of mine opened an account with an online company that sells picture prints. Without her knowing, just after signing in, somehow (she did not understand how; probably through the ...
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Digital ownership in a peer-to-peer network

Let's say that I share a file* on peer-to-peer network (such as BitTorrent). When other people download my file, do they own the digital copy on their machine? Or is the file considered as being ...
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GDPR question about processing personal data for research purposes that yield aggregated results

So my thesis proposal is about predicting mortality rates. I will work with a company (insuretech) that already has database of 2m+ people with death dates (if dead), birth date, transaction volume (...
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Can a database be made from essays written in college?

Are graded essays written in college marked for destruction considered published work? What is the legal extent the data from essays can be used? https://academia.stackexchange.com/questions/129934/...
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How to make data brokers delete my information without providing more information? Can I take legal action?

I've been reading this terrifying list of data brokers after finding my information in a Google search result. I want to reach out to the "high-priority" data brokers and get them to remove me from ...
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Ask ex-employee / colleague for data removal that relates to company [closed]

I am not sure if this is off-topic but I would like to send a kind of formal email to one of my ex-colleagues to ask for data removal that relates to the company I am in still. I remember that I ...
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Are companies allowed to trade securities based on internal user data?

Take a company like Google, that has access to real time information on what billions of people want at any given moment, their plans for the future - not to mention the entire email archives of ...
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The case of creating personal data by combining non-personal data

In a company, two isolated departments process data that is not personal data. After processing, the documents go to the trash. They are found there by someone and it turns out that they identify ...
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Does GDPR apply to location data collected by apps?

I've just been reading this article in the New York Times which expounds on the business practices of mobile apps which collect your location data and use it/sell it. The article gives examples of ...
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can we legally use the source code of customer software without asking them?

My question is can we use the source code of the software that we made for previous customer and we use that source code again legally without his permission? can he take any legal action ?
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