Questions tagged [data-protection]

For questions about the legal obligations of protecting data (personal or otherwise) and the consequences of failing to do so.

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Advertising in mobile apps and proof of consent

What does CCPA require for proof of consent to display advertising in mobile applications (vs a web site), especially for apps that do not create a user profile? Hypothetically, would it be sufficient ...
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Are publicly available password dumps legal under GDPR

When a company gets breached by hackers, often the contents of their databases will make its way onto the internet. Sometimes this will include obviously personal information such as email contents or ...
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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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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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Removing my personal data ex-employer (RGPD/GDPR)

I work and live in France. I worked for a company last year but I quit working there months ago. Since I left, they still have not have removed some data accessible on the internet, like my first name/...
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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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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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Can the POPI act land the CEO of a tech giant in a South African jail?

How likely is it that a breach of POPI act will lead to a CEO of a tech giant being subject to jail?Will it really be the CEO or other officials? The South African POPI Act could impose imprisonment ...
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Hypothetical question about Whistleblower Protection

Let's say a US non-government employment comes in contact with very sensitive unprotected information on the web. The information was gathered using opsint (Open Source Intelligence) there was no ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Is it against the law to forge identity documents if relevant information is accurate?

Organisations are required to "use all reasonable measures to verify the identity of a data subject who requests access". This has been implemented in some cases by requiring the data ...
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Does revealing the owner of an anonymous forum account breach GDPR (or other) laws?

This whole thing is to do with using an IP address to identify an anonymous forum account and then sharing details of the ownership of this account with another member. I will explain the best I can: ...
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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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What is the definition of computer virus by law?The definition seems to be broad

According to the Indian IT Act we cannot place computer virus(which includes cookies) without user permission but does that mean we need to take permission even for placing nessecary cookies? ...
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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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What damages could one claim in a data breach, if the data was not subsequently used fraudulently?

Equifax recently announced they suffered a very large data breach, allegedly affecting almost half of all people in the United States. It's expected that lawsuits against Equifax will be popping up ...
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What restrictions can organisations impose on the method of making a DSAR?

From the ICO "An individual can make a [Subject Access request] SAR verbally or in writing, including on social media. A request is valid if it is clear that the individual is asking for their ...
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Are there temporal limits to data requirements for a GDPR SAR?

Are there any limits on data that must be provided as part of a GDPR subject access request (SAR) based on the age of the data? The particular case I am thinking about is SAR made to the 3 credit ...
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Identity photographs under GDPR

Are identity photographs, of the form commonly used for things like a bus/rail pass or membership card considered to be "special category data" within the meaning of the UK's Data Protection Act 2018? ...
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To comply to GDPR, are social networks required to have a button to “Export your Data”?

Major social web services (such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Microsoft and Google) have a page where you can click a button to export your data - posts, account data, login information, meta data, ...
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As per GDPR, how are the agree/disagree to cookie buttons to be designed?

I just stumbled over this very... interesting cookie dialogue on the Ansible site: How am I, as the average user, to decide if I'm agreeing or not to the choice with "Out" or "In"?...
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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 subject access rights exist when only some of the data relates to you?

If some data record exists where some of the data relates to person A (eg. telephone number) while other data does not (eg. name), what right of access does person A have to that record under the GDPR?...
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What is the law regarding web/mobile applications and “personal” data?

I'm developing an application for mobile/web/desktop that will (in very watered down basic terms) store free text strings they've self-contributed and access them freely. As it stands, these ...
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At first UK, then EU, then GERMANY, then GDRP, now LGPD … How far we will be enforced to comply with other countries extraterritorial laws? [closed]

(these are somehow related questions: 1, 2, 3; but not duplicate ). Also, if you downvote, please comment the reason of downvoting, and don't see the rant where it is not. Original question: We (...
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Can a German employer force employees to submit personal data to a contractor?

A German higher-education institution recently introduced a new measure to facilitate Covid-19 contact tracing: next to each door (i.e. entrances to the building, the lecture rooms, the labs and some ...
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GDPR account verification

I am having trouble in deciding what information I should be recording in order to verify an account user in the event that a) the user is locked out of their account for some reason b) they make an ...
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Public WiFi - when do you have to delete stored user data?

Note: I originally thought of this for germany, but if you have examples from other countries those are also welcome, since im interested in the topic in general. So lets say im using a public WiFi, ...
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A query with regard to Defamation and Data Privacy

Suppose student X fails in Professor A’s class. X takes professor A’s picture from the university website and then puts up posters around campus with the picture along with offensive comments. He ...
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HOA creating accounts on a third-party website without my consent

This question is in regards to a situation in Colorado in the US. I began receiving emails from a website distributing community information. The emails did not have an unsubscribe link so I sent them ...
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CPA leaked tax return details

A CPA that is supposedly working on my Tax application accidentally has uploaded some other people tax applications to my account on their "secured" platform. Now I am very worried that they ...
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Am I allowed to sell the reviews of my product to another company?

I ran a company which closed down two months ago. One of my former competitor's has contacted me about buying my branding, product formulations, and business name. They are not interested in my ...
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Does a certified letter proof the content?

My previous company has recently updated their website, and included pictures of the employees as well as events and reviews to boost their image. I don't know if they have asked permission to current ...
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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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How does GDPR affect game data and how it is processed?

A real-time strategy game's data involving player points is available publicly (the point data is paired with their username). A player gains points through actions such as 'attacking' and 'building'. ...
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Online player nicks: personal data under GDPR?

We run a server for an old, open-source FPS game. The game collects match events that get logged, where the only information stored is player nicknames (changeable at will at any time by the players). ...
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Does sharing personal data publicly imply consent for collection and processing?

Suppose an EU citizen publishes their personal information, such as name and contact details online, for instance, on social media. If I wanted to contact them in my professional capacity over email, ...
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Does GDPR consent notification apply to access points intended purely for maintenance?

Suppose I have a publicly available interface, intended to be used exclusively by me or my employees for the purposes of maintenance, e.g. an SSH server. Since I am processing user's IP address when ...
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Cookie consent compliance: disabling JavaScript and keyboard accessibility

I've noticed that most cookie consent solutions are JavaScript based, and when you have JS disabled, the cookie consent settings may not be accessible. Speaking of accessibility, some cookie consent ...
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Do users who are given another user's email address have obligations under GDPR?

I have an app/website which connects people into groups and then the group performs work in the real world. That work in the real world will occasionally require that group members talk to each other. ...
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International Transfers to a Data Subject

A membership organisation based in the EEA receives membership applications from people based outside of the EEA, in countries which do not have an adequacy decision. During the course of the ...
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The right to hide one's password

It's well known that you should never reveal your password to anyone -- including your boss, your sysadmin, etc. My friend's former boss has sued her, demanding (among other things) the password to ...
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Can employer collect and share employee data such as skin colour?

In an attempt to make the workforce more "diverse", our employer has announced that they will start "collecting and sharing" [sic!] employee data such as ethnicity and gender. This,...