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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 ...
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It is legal for Grammarly to read, share and store forever all my emails?

I have just noticed the following paragraph in Grammarly Terms and Conditions. By uploading or entering any User Content, you give Grammarly (and those it works with) a nonexclusive, worldwide, ...
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What data can you legally copyright?

Hi guys any help on this would be greatly appreciated, I am creating an app in the UK and I hope to use google's 'popular times' feed. This data is just the estimated amount of people in the venue at ...
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Can a self-made photo of a mass product (not containing any logos) be claimed as entirely own work?

I made a photo of my keyboard. Actually, not the whole keyboard, but just small section of it. The photo neither contains any logos, nor seems to allow to determination producer/model (the photoed ...
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Is owning leaked databases illegal in the US?

I would like to start collecting leaked databases, but is it illegal to own them, even if they're public?
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Can my manager use my picture without my permission after termination?

My photo was taken while I was a part of a company based in California. It was used on printed corporate documents and web pages. I didn't sign any document of image usage by the company, but didn't ...
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Is scraping a database by an undocumented API endpoint illegal?

Simple question: I want to get specific data, but the API does not have the endpoint I want, so what I want to do is scrape the database for the resources and then use my own filtering to retrieve and ...
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Legality of data “chunking” concerning child pornography

Recently, I've become interested in distributed, peer-to-peer (p2p) file sharing, including BitTorrent (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent) and the InterPlanetary File System (ipfs.io) (IPFS). This ...
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Can I leak this database?

Let's say I have access to a... certain... database. I want to make it accessible to the general public, since I believe it would serve the public interest. The content is non-creative - numeric ...
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What is the legal status of data (intentionally deleted or not) on a second-hand computer?

If a person purchases a second-hand computer, and the seller has not wiped the hard drives of that computer before the sale, is it legal for the buyer to access the data on it? Alternatively, if the ...
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Is it legal to scrape a website and create my own database?

I'm working on a website that needs a database which is available publically on another site (let's just says it is IMDB). It'd be great if I could create my database by scraping IMDB. It'll be a one-...
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Where to draw the line when it comes to data Copyright law

I am currently developing a fitness utility application and have reached the point where i need to populate it with a real data-set. After quite alot of research i found that there were literally no ...
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Who (according to the law) is allowed to access confidential information?

Take the following scenario, I own an institution and have recently employed a system which involves a questionnaire/feedback form which gives the new starters the ability to give feedback on their ...
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Do we have a legal right to full copies of our data that is compiled and stored by a 3rd-party?

I'm struggling to phrase this correctly on google, so haven't found the relevant links to answer my question. The company I work for uses a third party provider to organise work, appointments, job ...
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Can I force a website/service to delete my private data

I would like to wipe my online data clean and make sure the people deleted my account. Considering that most services only offer to "close" or "suspend" the account and not delete the data like skype ...
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Restrictions on machine learning models trained on materials licensed with creative commons

My question is somewhat similar to this one, but I am interested in a case where there is no explicit allowance for models that are unable to reconstruct their training data. To be concrete let's ...
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Right to Records

I know in the UK, there is a law that allows you to request all records about you from any institution, public or private, including private and publicly traded companies. Does anyone know if ...
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Is it ok to prevent users from exporting their data

Am I allowed to encrypt customers data residing on their servers, preventing them from exporting the data to a competition without my help. I need it to make sure the customer doesn't change ...
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Can you copyright data?

I was reading this link and it says at the bottom that: The panel data are copyrighted by the Initiative on Global Markets and are being analyzed for an article to appear in a leading peer-reviewed ...
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Is it legal to use Web crawler for data gathering?

I live in Uk, I am programmer and I have built a personal system that goes to some foreign housing web sites and extracts data from adverts going add by add (using crawler/scraper/web spider), I then ...
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Distributing machine learning models (e.g., word embeddings) based on non-sharable datasets

Many corpora (= datasets containing texts) are not freely available and/or their license do not allow redistribution and/or commercial use and/or require share-alike. For example, the Linguistic Data ...
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Does loss of personal information imply monetary damages sufficient to establish an injury in fact

I was doing a research project on data breaches and Art III standing for a while but I sort of ramped down the intensity in May, and wanted to catch up a bit. Does anyone know if the theory of ...
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What are the conditions under which personal data can be sold in the UK?

Say that a business has a list of customers' names, telephone numbers, email addresses and job titles. This business would like to sell this data to another business, with the aim of the new business ...
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Can software legally collect information on it's users without disclosing that it is doing so?

I am a software engineer and I am currently working with a little bit of software security related research. The project I am working with touches the subject of Computer Game Cheating Software (...
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It is legal to save and index a copy of any leaked database?

I'm wondering if it is legal to use a copy of a leaked database like the leaked Adobe database containing email addresses, encrypted passwords and password hints. I can imagine it won't be legal to ...
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Can I use a PCI-DSS compliant image because our payment gateway provider is complaint?

Our company is not compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). But all our payments are only handled by one payment gateway provider who is PCI-DSS compliant. Am I ...
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Intellectual Property of a bankrupt company

I worked for a company that went through a bankruptcy and was forced to close. All the physical assets were sold off. I don't want to reveal the company's name, but they were in a very unique industry ...
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Data scraping with an App and copyright violations (India)

During my college days, I developed an Android App for my university. I used the university logo and data scraped from their website to show results of respective students. It's a government ...
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Protect publicly shared Information?

Idea Lets say I post some kind of information, for example a research on something, or for another example a new idea, lets say a new defined board game with its rules and all that is still in the ...
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Is it legal to dump data published on a site such as fifa for commercial purposes?

I'm creating a mobile app where I need to display scores of football matches in real time and I was wondering if recovering these scores from Fifa website was legal.
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How to report an infraction of the HIPAA requirements?

In the United States, in accordance with HIPAA requirements, the lab who performed a blood test on a patient are required to send the results to the patient no later than 30 days from the date of ...
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If I can prove that my drawing/illustration was constructed from various image references, can't I be prosecuted?

Background: For my design work, I sometimes create portraits to illustrate campaigns and other media. In an effort to avoid mis-appropriating someone's likeness, I tend to draw from a collection of ...
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Making forum data publicly available

I administrate an Internet forum that is available to anyone who register to it (and anyone may register). Can I legally create a dump of the forum data and share it publicly? The dump would only ...
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If one person owns the parts to a ship, and another owns the design to the ship, who owns the ship?

Although not exactly the same scenario, it is related philosophically to the Ship of Theseus. Okay, so Eve stills a bunch of ship parts from Bob and the design for a super-ship from Alice. Eve uses ...
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Storing pirated data online who is responsible?

If I were to set up an online storage company and sell GB/TB who would be responsible for my customers uploading pirated/illegal data on my storage servers? Would declaring in the terms and ...
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Is there a legal requirement for my hosting service to provide me with a copy/backup of my content?

If I have a provider hosting a forum service, and I want a copy of my forum database (actually to move to another service) is there a requirement that they must be able to provide me with my content ...