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How can the UK government fine itself?

In this news story the UK government has been fined £500,000 but who is doing the fining? Is the government fining itself?
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Is YouTube legally required to not allow "Made For Kids" videos to be added to playlists?

In the last few years YouTube introduced a Made For Kids classification for videos, which requires uploaders to state whether a given video is made for children, in which case certain features are ...
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Could a cell phone carrier sell this privacy plan?

Suppose Verizon offered a "privacy plan" (e.g., for $50 extra per month) in which they intentionally delete any location/ping/connection/dialing history data from their servers/towers such ...
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Are there any special requirements for UK employer for processing its employees data in another country?

Some background to this question. I'm asking as an employee wondering if a company that hired me can keep my details anywhere in the world, if I have any say in that and to see what special ...
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Is it illegal for a school to take photos of children during online classes?

Consider a situation where some students are required to turn on the camera during online classes - my question is: If a student's facial image is collected during online classes, is parental consent ...
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How to notify Facebook of no consent to their use of my information?

I do not have a Facebook account (and never had one under any alias). I'd like to notify Facebook that I do not consent to their storing / displaying any information related to me (images of me, name ...
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Under GDPR's strict consent requirement rules, could a criminal/hacker/troll remain anonymous in all his activities?

Since GDPR strictly requires consent to Personal Identifiable Information (PII), could a criminal exploit online services by remaining anonymous in all his criminal activities? Providers are not ...
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Does the law give provisions for well known service providers to deny service if users don't accept their privacy policy?

Service providers like Google and Facebook are pretty much part of people's lives. Like how the law has provisions for 'well known brands' (eg. generic trademarks and common carriers), does the law ...
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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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GDPR Compliance - Password Protected Documents in AutoRecovery

I'm working with personnel data in my job, including lots of details which I know to be sensitive and most certainly covered by GDPR. In order to maintain compliance with the regulations while ...
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Site user posts data under licnese, can user demand erasure?

Suppose that a site, run as a free service, allows communication between users (a chat site). Suppose that the site also permits users to optionally upload text documents or images, which will be ...
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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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Is Google's Consent Management Platform not GDPR compliant since it does not show a consent form when 'personalised ads' are disabled?

This question borders the line between technical and legal but I am posting here because it is not a coding problem in itself. Apologies if this is the wrong forum. I have set up my mobile app to use ...
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Is it legal to process PII in EU of customers which are not in EU?

So I have an app that processes the PII of users and their interests, the app is south Asia based. The app doesn't support EU customers and is geo-blocked by default. I would like to process and store ...
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Denied Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) due to third-party information

A while ago I made a data subject access request (DSAR, asking for personal information which is stored about me) which was part of an ongoing complaint. In a nutshell, I did a complaint to a company ...
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How long can a company take to answer my GDPR request to download my data?

In March this year I started the process to download my personal data on a website. I received a mail a month later informing me that my request will be delayed and can take up to 90 days to be ...
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Is there generally a duration after which a permission given to a person is terminated automatically?

Consider the following as an example: Jack and Sam were both 18 years old. At the time, both were good friends, and Jack has given Sam permission to use his e-mail account for sending and reading e-...
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General Data Protection Regulation- Responsibility & consequences

Currently I am working for a company/foundation that technically doesn't exist yet, but I have to get a few thing in order and I was wondering about the legal ramifications of a few aspects. To ...
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Would it be legal to sequence human DNA from wastewater?

DNA can Identify Individuals I have asked this question in the biology stackexchange. Below the law part: I know that there are some efforts from scientists working with bladder cancer to perform ...
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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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Impact of GDPR on remote work outside of the EU (as LLC)?

I do remote work for clients in the EU. The legal foundation is a B2B contract between two EU legal entities, one of which is the client's limited company, the other my limited company. Since both ...
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GDPR - Are the typical lists of examples for personal data misleading?

Article 4 of the EU GDPR states ‘personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); The explanation for the term ‘personal data’ as ...
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Is [company] breaching any data protection legislation in Canada needing my wife's details to authenticate MY account?

I created an online account in my name with a large Canadian retailer. My wife enters her credit card details to pay for the shopping. When I log in to the website it greets me with my name. When I ...
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EU privacy and data protection law for small WhatsApp group

We have created a small WhatsApp group to feed poor people and street children who are Covid affected in India. We are people from the EU, US, Australia and even from India. Members want transparency ...
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Does the Data Protection Act 2018 in UK require users of a website to explicitly

Now that Brexit has happened, GDPR no longer takes effect in UK. However, the Data Protection Act 2018 will continue to apply. With GDPR's Article 6, a website is required to request explicit consent ...
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GDPR unbelievable legitimate interest. What action to take?

If a website is claiming legitimate interest in data collection in a way that is unbelievable is there any action that a web site visitor can take? For example, if one was to visit The Daily Mail you ...
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The UK GDPA article 17 right to erasure. Can I retain the person's ID number if it no longer identifies them?

I manage a small relational database for members of a club with about 600 members. The 'member' table has records holding the memberID , their name, address phone etc. The memberID is then used as a ...
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How long can an employer keep financial details after employee has left under GDPR?

I finished a job in 2019, but just received notification of a data breach at that job in 2021, and my bank account number, sort code, national insurance number, full name, address and date of birth ...
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GDPR data deletion: can I ask the company to delete the data it had exported in the United States?

I am located in Italy. I have subscribed to a service and provided some PII that "could be exported in the United States". If I send a GDPR request to delete my data, can I ask them to also ...
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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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What is a "sealed" document?

When reading about T.J Miller, I noticed one sentence Student conduct proceedings were held, the results of which are sealed (...) What is the legal framework for such "sealing" of ...
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Can I use an Employee's Personal ID in an company internal project? (EU Data protection Law)

I want to create an Order-Website for our company, where employees can order dishes from the canteen, so they know roughly how much food to order. Now the question came up, if you order some dish, but ...
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UK: What information are the police legally required to collect when going door-to-door, and why?

A few days ago, a police officer knocked on my door in the evening and asked whether I had noticed any disturbances in my street earlier in the day - he said it was in relation to reports that they'd ...
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Youtube made for kids

Youtube allows youtubers to mark videos as made for kids. There the United States COPPA is cited The age of a kid here is thirteen . In U.K. it is 16 and some country it may be else if they wish to ...
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Does legitimate interest need to be justified in response to a GDPR DSAR?

In the response to a GDPR Data Subject Access Request, in describing the lawful basis under which the data controller is processing my data, I got this: We process your personal data for our ...
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Mendeley is encrypting my data on my hard disk with a key only available to them: can I ask for unencrypted data under GDPR?

I use Mendeley Desktop to manage my bibliography. Now I want to switch to Zotero. Zotero used to be able to import the Mandeley's database. However, Mendeley 1.19 encrypted my data on my HDD with a ...
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Giving contact information on estranged family member without consent

Background: I'm based in the UK, specifically in England whilst my brother is in Scotland. We are also both adults. I have a bit of a weird situation and I wanted to know where I stand legally. ...
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Twitter and account deactivation - Do you have to explicitly ask for account to be deleted if company nowhere says that it will do so? [duplicate]

I am trying to delete my Twitter account. Twitter only has a "deactivate" account button, and no "delete" account button, as I posted here. It looks like in the guides posted by ...
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GDPR: What data am I allowed to keep after a user requests deletion?

I struggle to find an insightful article on what, specifically, I have to delete and what I don't have to delete when a user requests deletion of their data. Some things are obvious to me: personal ...
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Are websites mandated to retain I.P. addresses fr five years or not under this regulation or id is a mis interpretation?

If one searches about "Indonesia data retention law 5 years" one will find that there seems t be a regulation in Indonesia that states that one must retain ll collected data fr five years ...
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Does GDPR apply to data of users who lied about their country of residence?

Imagine a website which requires users to register in order to use all its features. In order to avoid exposure to GDPR complains, would any of the following tactics work? Ask the user for their ...
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Will a court order be taken out for this? Could the FBI get involved in something like this? [closed]

I had 3 gmail accounts (where I had the same generic random first name and other words and random letters that I was made to put in to get them). None of them contained no personal information of mine....
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I emailed a law and data privacy professor regarding an issue I was having to do with internet privacy law. Will I get in legal trouble for this?

I emailed an American law and data privacy professor to ask to help explain whether google could reveal my information if a court order was taken out to identify me. I was very over emotional in the ...
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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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UK - Does a foreign, non-EU company's ToS Override GDPR

MiHoyo is a Chinese company that has recently produced the hugely popular online game, Genshin Impact. However, terrible online security has led to thousands of user details, emails, phone numbers, ...
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Conflict between data protection laws and import export laws regarding cryptography [closed]

Main question: Cryptography laws restrict import of cryptography however data protection laws demand it. Which laws prevails? Background: Under the Wassenaar Arrangement going many countries control ...
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Does a private citizen in the US have the right to make a "Contact the Police" poster?

Imagine the following hypothetical situation. Assume the location is in the United States. Mary had a credit card stolen by a suspect. The suspect used the credit card at a store. The manager of the ...
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Collecting consent for online surveys in the UK

Where/what are the laws pertinent to collecting consent from participants before they can participate in an online user study? The most official ting I've found so far is this gov.uk guidance, but it ...

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