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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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Legally act on the behalf of someone else, within a web application?

I've the following scenario. There is a computer system (web application), which let users log data of their work. This data is processed into bills and metrics. Now a new function should be added, ...
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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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How can GDPR affect user generated content?

I'm wondering where the lines of GDPR are in regard to user generated content and how it meets the Communications Decency Act. Section 230 has been what ISPs and websites (Yelp as an example) use as ...
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Commercial use of a machine learning trained model whose use is allowed, but use of data is not allowed?

I've found several questions similar to this, but none of them had the same details of my case: There is a publicly available trained model released under public domain by its creator. But creators of ...
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Under GDPR right of access, do I have the right to receive a copy of scoring sheets / evaluation forms after a structured job interview?

Under the GDPR right of access, what rights do I have to employer assessment of myself in the role of a job applicant after a structured job interview? Presumably, in a structured job interview ...
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Is it legal for me to use publicly accessible user data about a person on my website?

I run a wiki service and I was wondering if someone doxes an anonymous person in the from of a dump (pastebin, screenshots, recordings etc), can we keep that data or perhaps cite it? For instance if ...
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Data & privacy: what is the actual extent of this audio/video approval form?

In the context of a tech conference I'll attend, a big tech company is organizing a social event which requires to RSVP. The process involves a form, with an obligatory check box to the following ...
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Is it legal to list parties not willing to take part in a survey?

I am building a website where hospitals, schools and hotels would be rated by referring to several factors. I need to collect the data (certificates, documents, etc...) from the hospitals/schools/...
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Facebook vs GDPR - Private Messages I sent to others will never be deleted/erased from Facebook servers

I asked this question to Facebook: I would like to know how can I permanently delete private messages from both sides of the conversation. For example, conversations I had in the past with ...
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Re-publish 'dead' articles

Some background: I've stumbled on a few so to say "dead" articles. Articles that have great content but the website where they are published is "gone". Thanks to the Internet Archive we can get the ...
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Is this service legal?

This service, "Find Email Free", offers to collect email addresses from its users, and then share them with the users. It seems not only morally wrong on several moral grounds, but also shockingly ...
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Under GDPR, does an EU citizen have a right to their American data?

If I have a database with EU citizens on it, but they provide their American data (American address, phone number, email, etc.), am I bound to GDPR?
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Facebook blocked my account until I consent to their new privacy policy under GDPR. If I consent now, will I be able to withdraw my consent later?

I am going to delete my Facebook account in a month, I can't do it now because I still use it for work. I live in the EU and Facebook has blocked access to my account unless I accept their privacy ...
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Can a government's open data license include a provision to not allow use that damages the “honor or reputation” of their agency as a moral right?

Moral rights are protected under CC BY 4.0 license and some countries are unable to revoke these rights in a license even if they want to. However, the provision to not allow reuse in a way that ...
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What's the legal state of a data learnt from open-source datasets?

Is it legal to make a software to "learn" from open-source datasets like Freebase or WordNet and use it to build an open-source knowledge-base system? Freebase license (CC-BY) - Require credit and ...
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Which companies use personal data [closed]

I am not an expert in Law and I apologize if I make a big mistake by choosing wrong words. Since there are lots of new laws about data protection being enforced by courts, it became easier to see if ...
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GDPR - Right of Access From Processor

If my organisation is processing data on behalf of a controller, does the data subject have access rights through the processor, or must Subject Access Requests (SARs) go through the controller? If ...
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How does one exercise their GDPR related rights?

In May, GDPR will become effective and have a global impact on how personal data is handled. Article 20 of the GDPR requires complying systems provide Data Portability. If a European citizen was to ...
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Who owns the rights of my bike ride track in an official race?

Say I participate in an organized cycling (or running) event and say the event organizer has not published the track anywhere online and say the event organizer does not want the track to be publicly ...
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Can I share IP adresses of machine who attempted logins?

I started a small experiment. I put up a few servers on digital ocean and I started logging all the failed login attempts. They were numerable. The dataset after a week is a fun one to play with. I'...
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Can I legally present data from public API's on a website?

I am in the process of creating a website that will use data to present information on publicly traded companies. The tools that will present this data will be free to use and I will never charge a ...
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What is the process of requesting collected personal information for a major company online?

Recently I took a personal trip to a resort and theme park a large company owns in the US. As a US citizen, I have the right to request any and all personal information digitally and physically ...
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Do citizens of India have a legal right ask a website to delete their personal information?

Is there any rule under the IT Act or any other regulation in India which provides the right to withdraw consent from providing your personal information? I want to delete my personal information ...
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How does one go about writing TOS?

I'm a sole developer, building a platform in which users can trade intellectual property. (Is it called IP? stuff like music, art etc.) How would I go about mediating this without being sued left, ...
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For HIPAA, Does US Patient Data Have To Stay On US Servers?

For an application that stores US patient data, does HIPAA require that US data stays on US servers?
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What Intellectual Property rights apply to the output of a machine learning algorithm?

Doing some research for an entrepreneurship class. We are building an email classifier for a logistics company to automate part of their customer service process. We are having some discussion on ...
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Can app manufacturers collect and store minors' data?

United States/New York State here, but I'm interested in any answers, even generic ones that are jurisdiction-agnostic. I am a software developer writing a hobby app (both Android and iOS) for a ...
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Is it legal to ask users to pay for exporting their data?

I have a RescueTime account (rescuetime.com) and I want to export all of my data with its API. However based on my experimentation the API can access data of only three most recent months. If I want ...
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definition of personal data collection related to privacy policy

So I am about to publish a mobile app and I need a privacy policy, although my app doesn't really collect any type of user information, is there some kind of definition about what it means to "collect"...
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Is it illegal to continue using oAuth tokens after a user asks to remove them?

We have an app that allows users to connect their CRM. The CEO wants to "fool" users into making them believe that they can delete the OAuth tokens so that we don't have access to their data anymore....
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Is it illegal to download professional stock footage and edit out watermarks for commercial use?

Say someone finds a clever way to use incredible stock footage for their own gain by screen capturing the stock footage (or downloading stream .m4p files and splicing them all together) and uses video ...
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Is it legal to add functionality to a paid aggregator web application through browser extensions?

we are stuck with a Legal dilemma would appreciate your feedback. There is a company that aggregates product data from thousands of suppliers and makes it available for a searcher at a subscription ...
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Can I claim copyright on public data that I have compiled into a database?

I have compiled a bunch of data released by the UNECE and government agencies into a multilingual searchable database on my website. In total it's about 2000 database entries in 4 languages, so about ...
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Address search at work not related to work

My wife has had letter through our door regarding a scrape in a car park (between cars) at our local vets. The other car belonged to an employee of the vets. At the time both parties were happy and it ...
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what can I do after being scammed

I traded a Domain name (http://stamp.wtf) for a year of hosting by a man. After (permanently) transfering the domain to the man, he set up an account for. He then deleted it a few days later (...
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Legality of scraping data off of various public directory sources to create a new website based on it

I want to create a review website for a specific sector where visitors can browse through the different businesses, get information about them, rank and write reviews. As for the business model, it'...
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Can data be donated to a non-profit?

The IRS allows for tax-deductible donations to non-profits of valuable items such as stock or artwork. Is there precedent for tax-deductible donations of valuable data? For example, if a package ...
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Cloud providers and proprietary data

I have read the terms and conditions of my cloud service and they "reserve the right to monitor abusive or offensive usage", but I would like to know if they can spy on my proprietary data and use or ...