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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Does a "Data Controller" need to decide on behalf of others over their Data to become a Data Controller?

We provide Software for a school, more specifically for the Students Councils there. Hence we don't sign our contract with the school, but with "the Head" of the Students Council, which is ...
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Can I legally bypass software when their data is freely available? [closed]

I have built an app on top of an existing ancient software application. That ancient application exists of two parts; a software application and some actual hardware that provides specific sensor data ...
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SIE export locked behind a paywall

I am based in Sweden under Swedish and EU laws. Recently (during 2023) the accounting platform that I use converted their tiers from free to fee, during this transition they notified their users that ...
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TEFCA: Do providers have to give individuals fast electronic access to their health data?

TEFCA creates a network of providers who service health information requests. The Sequoia Project's documentation on required flow-down provisions asserts: "Participants and Subparticipants may ...
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Is a third party which solicits and accepts personal data from a customer on another’s behalf a processor or a controller?

Alice contracts with ACME insurance which sends her to their identity verification solution provider’s app/website (BCME KYC SOLUTIONS Inc). BCME’s portal asks Alice for photos of herself and other ...
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Workloads on Flux Cloud, who is accountable / responsible for any kind of content hosted on the platform?

I recently stumbled across the https://runonflux.io platform which promises to host decentralized web applications by distributing the workload among many individual locations / distributed nodes. &...
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Is amateur/hobbyist journalism/photography a purely household purpose?

Alice takes photos of people in public and puts them into a portfolio binder for grading by her photography class instructor but does not publish them. Barbara takes photos on her nights out and ...
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Commercial Use of Steam Digital Reviews

After analyzing the Steam Web API Terms of Service and the Subscriber Agreement, it is unclear to me whether the reviews, which are otherwise freely available through Steam's official programmatic ...
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Can legal/ pre-action correspondence with a business be subject to a SAR?

Bob has been harmed by a business ACME inc. He sends them a letter before claiming damages as under the pre action protocol. They send him a reply. Bob loses his copy of both of these articles of ...
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I need to know if I need a privacy policy for a computer app [closed]

make computer apps using Winforms and such the apps that i make are computer side only nothing gets stored off the computer nothing gets moved anywhere else lets say i have an app that needs your ...
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when uploading videos to tiktok/youtube, as oringal content creators what copyright do we transfer to the platform, what is left to the creators?

when uploading videos to tiktok/youtube, as original content creators what copyright do we transfer to the platform, what is left to the creators? where can we learn more those "laws" on ...
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Licensing material generated with ChatGPT

For a while now, there has been a lot of discussion about large language models such s ChatGPT of OpenAI. A major issue has been whether newly trained, open-source models can be used in a commercial ...
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Copyright implications of dismissing Individual and Representative Plaintiffs v. Github Inc, Microsoft Inc, OpenAI (et al.) on derived LLMs

"Individual and Representative Plaintiffs v. GITHUB, INC., a Delaware corporation; MICROSOFT CORPORATION, a Washington corporation; OPENAI, INC., a Delaware nonprofit corporation; [...]" is ...
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How does GDPR's right to erasure apply to deduplicated storage?

I am trying to understand GDPR's right to erasure (and principle of storage limitation) in the following case: Company A offers a online data storage service that is intended to be used by the users ...
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Can two or more different entities simultaneously be data controllers for the same data?

Suppose Alice is a customer of a business ACME who holds data on her like email correspondence. ACME uses a third party to manage their email, suppose Fastmail.fm. Fastmail.fm in turn delegates their ...
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Access rights to professional photographs

An independent professional photographer uses a sales tactic of candidly taking photos of others in public and then approaching them and offering them copies for a price. Suppose one of these ...
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Must medical providers/businesses give a copy of a patient's medical record to the patient if the patient requests it in France?

In the US, medical providers must by law give a copy of a patient's medical record to the patient within 30 days if the patient requests it, according to 45 CFR 164.524(b)(2): Timeliness in Providing ...
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Can Bob, as the client, share any information about his project in any way he wants?

Bob hires vendor A and vendor B independently to work on a project for Bob. The two vendors are not partners, they work independently and do not communicate with each other although they are aware of ...
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Is it possible to have any kind of ownership over historical family mottos?

There is a free to browse online database of family mottos related to coat of arms and heraldry etc. As I understand it most of these are historical. To quote from the site (I have redacted the name ...
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Is Pushshift.io compliant to GDPR if they refuse to delete collected content?

Pushshift.io collects posts and comments using Reddit API, and saves that data into their database. This service is used by websites that allow you to see deleted contents in Reddit. For example, if ...
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Can you host a version of Wikipedia on your own domain and charge for it?

I am reading through these notes, trying to piece together a picture of what the rules/laws are regarding Wikipedia content: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Mirrors_and_forks https://en....
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Nasdaq API Usage

I, and others, have discovered that Nasdaq's website is powered by an API which has the endpoint api.nasdaq.com. As far as I can tell, it is fully legal to scrape Nasdaq's website (correct me if I'm ...
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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 [email protected]. 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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