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Does a boilerplate “This email is private” message have any legal force?

I get quite a few email messages with text like: IMPORTANT WARNING: This email (and any attachments) is only intended for the use of the person or entity to which it is addressed, and may contain ...
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Can I freely redistribute attachments in emails? [USA]

Say a friend sends me a 3 minute video of his family vacation in Hawaii. Let's say the video is perfectly innocuous and has nothing compromising. Just boring family stuff. I then forward it to a ...
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In what states is it legal for an admin to read email on a server or Google Apps Account?

There is a scenario wherein some questionable activity has take place by a member of an organization. The administrator of the organization's Google Apps account was able to retrieve this user's ...
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Do email and SMS marketing laws prohibit a single invitation message if a person you know provides your phone number or email?

The CAN-SPAM Act and TCPA provide regulations governing what email and SMS messages you can send to people and how you can send them. Email marketing requires opt-in, as does SMS marketing. Email ...
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What should I do if someone signs up for an account using my email address?

People periodically sign up for various sites with my email address, both US and internationally. Would it cause legal problems if I used the "forgot my password" option to reset the password and ...
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Deducing and using an email address under GDPR

I was recently contacted on a work email address by a recruiter, working from a private recruitment agency. I have had no prior contact with this recruiter or agency before this. The work email ...
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GDPR Legislation and user invites by email

I want to understand what the implications are for user emails with the onset of GDPR. It's a bit of a strange question but here is the scenario. We run a Software as a Service platform when a user ...
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Using GDPR against cold-call marketing emails

I recently received a "cold-call" email from a salesman to my professional email address, which is in the form firstname.lastname@company.com. The firstname is a very formal version unlikely to be ...
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Is compromising a user considered legal if it is to inform them?

Today my mother received an email from herself, containing the following message This is an automated message by an email validator. If you are receiving this email it means that your email ...