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Legal protections for an expired email domain

Recently, there was a question on Information Security which asked what could be done to protect the confidentiality of his contacts in the case that his custom email domain expires and someone else ...
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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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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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Regularly receiving a stranger's emails

From time to time I receive emails intended for someone else with a similar email address. This has been going on now for years and in the meantime I've gotten a pretty good picture of this person. I ...
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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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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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Do marketing emails require consent?

I am getting spammed with marketing emails from Tough Mudder. Their unsubscribe link takes me to a page where I have to either accept the fact they will send me emails or unsubscribe from everything, ...
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Use of trademark in personal email alias

I've just signed up to a new service (company) using my usual practice of giving them a unique email address companyname@mydomain.com. I've just received an email stating: Thank you for ...
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Florida Law: Can email be used in place of USPS to receive notifications \ messages?

I travel a lot and can not rely on USPS mail. How could I substitute an e-mail address for a USPS physical address, with respect to a legal matter in Florida small claims court?
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If an email I received mentions that copying or forwarding is forbidden, can I still legally do so? [duplicate]

If an email I received mentions that copying or forwarding the email is forbidden, can I still legally do so? For example, here is a typical disclaimer some of the emails I received contain: If ...
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Left Job with all acounts, etc. with personal email

I have worked at a startup company for the past year, and I have decided to leave the company after a rough end. The company was basically falling apart, everyone was fighting with each other and the ...
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The landlord sends advertising with email to tenants, does this count as spam for legal purposes?

Every time I pay rent on time I get an email from my landlord/rental company about some “deal” from a local random company as a “reward” for paying on time. They are rarely good deals from my ...
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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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Can I legally forward a work email to my personal email?

In the EU, am I legally allowed to forward an email containing a conversation with my coworkers / bosses (no confidential information) to my private email address?
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Does CAN-SPAM apply for emails sent on behalf of users?

If there were a service/website that allowed a user to send invites to email addresses for the purpose of joining the user on the service/website, would that fall under the domain of the CAN-SPAM act?
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Is accepting to receive emails as part of user terms legal in GDPR?

If I run a webshop selling DVDs, could I put in my user terms (that you have to accept to register) that I will be sending you emails about other movies on a regular interval. Would this qualify as ...
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Is it a violation of GDPR law to email personnel gathered from hunter.io?

I'm a web developer working on a project for a client. The project is a directory of sustainable companies (enviromental-friendly companies). The project is only launching now. The companies listed ...
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Can a journalist publish emails sent to him/her by a diplomat at a foreign country's embassy, obtained while undercover, without infringing copyright?

Let's say the emails contain no personal or secret information, but merely state the diplomat's interpretation of his/her country's position on an issue.
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My email has been shared with other parties

I am in the process of searching for a new job and I have applied for a few. Today I received an email from HR representative of one of the companies saying that I was not called for an interview ...
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Is audio/video release form necessary for videos submitted voluntarily over email?

I am working on a project that requires me to email subscribers asking for video testimonials of our product. We will of course be using the testimonials for advertising, and this will be clearly ...
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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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GDPR and locked content, legal or not?

We are at the point where we want to launch a web application. The application requires the visitor to create a free account to explore the website. So already at the beginning, they need to create ...
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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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Privacy policy for a non profit emailing list?

I am have recently created a website, where users can supply their email to receive mock programming briefs, once a day, for 32 days. I would like to know what I need to include within a privacy ...
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Requirements for using email as evidence

Someone told me you can "just send an email to yourself" as a means of proving non-disclosure, copyright, resolving disputes, etc. What I'm specifically wondering is whether this requires you to use ...
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Can I be sued for failing to secure an email I didn't request?

I work for a company that services schools across the US and we receive email communications from them all the time. On occasion I receive emails with blocks such as the following in their ...
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Written evidence vs terms of service

Me: from Europe Company A: from United States of America I signed up for a service from company A. A stated in their written e-mails to me that I would get a full refund when the service they ...
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When is an email message admissible evidence?

I am a parent who is pursuing a special education impartial hearing without a lawyer. I have learned (in the hearing) that I can question district employee A about an email message I sent to that ...
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Legality of mass email situation

I am launching a business directed towards college campuses. I know the email address format of the first college I will be launching at is firstname.lastname@college.edu . Basically, I would not have ...
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Legal Grounds and Claim to a Cease and Desist?

The Question I own a dot CO (example.co) domain name since August 2010. A certain company using the same name and similar domain name (dot COM) has been in the mark and publicly traded since late ...
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Refusal to Accept Information in Certain Forms

A situation that I was in recently got me thinking. Let me state the question first, then give context: if the DVLA can (legally) say that they do not take (or give) information via email, can I (...
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Is an unsolicited email about job openings from a government office considered commercial under the CAN-SPAM Act?

As per the title, is an unsolicited email about job openings from a government office (consider, as the specific case, a military recruiter) considered commercial under the CAN-SPAM Act?
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Does GDPR apply to announcement/technical emails?

I work on a SaaS website offering both free, and paid subscriptions to B2C customers. On it, I collect statistics, and emails(subscribed and double-opt-in users only) As far as newsletters and ...
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Can I process the e-mails from my own e-mail account to make statistics?

I'm working on a project for a company and I’m not sure if it's legal. I've made a system that automatically analyses my e-mail account and then displays statistics like: -Most common senders -Most ...
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Mailing bot illegal? [Social Experiment]

Hope I am in the right place for this type of question. I am a developer that would like to start up a little project that is kind of a social experiment. The idea is that I setup a mailing bot with ...
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How to authenticate text message, screenshot (and other electronic content) as evidence in court

I've just spoken with a lawyer who said we can make a transcript of a text message and put their "seal of approval" to verify that I received it and it wasn't tampered with. However they are unable ...
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Organizational rights to access users' emails?

An administrator over the Google Apps (Gmail) account within my organization had some concerns about a user and discovered some problematic emails. The user was suspended and Google Apps access ...
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Why use USPS to Deliver Demand Letter when email is available

A Florida HOA is in breach of contract: the next step is to send a 'demand' letter seeking actionable remedy. There is a history with HOA of using email: is there any compelling reason to send the ...
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How to fulfill the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when receiving emails

Suppose, a scientist is planning to publish a paper, and his email address will be printed on it. I'm wondering, if the European General Data Protection Regulation would be relevant in that case. ...
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Can we use client email addresses for marketing?

I work in a small design agency and we are launching a new product soon. What laws govern our ability to email our past clients about this news? When we work with clients we don't ask for their ...
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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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GDPR: How does Airbnb get away with their signup form?

We're looking at making our signup form GDPR friendly along with sending users more timely, personalised marketing and account update emails. Asking if a user wants to receive all these different ...
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GDPR and Query String Variables

I have a project where a customised email is sent out to clients and there is a link that takes them to a landing page, with a form, that currently gets populated by way of query string variables e.g. ...
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Is it still legal to include an invitation based service in a program after GDPR?

I just started a cross-platform mobile application within users could invite other people to join as new users. The invitation would require the existing user to enter the new user's name (not ...
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Sending 1 email as invite to generated emails

I did some research regarding this question but all I could find was that email has to contain From, Subject forms, etc and unsubscribe links/button. But how about if I want to send an invitation to ...
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Sending a mass email to schools from list for company

I'm working on a product that is aimed towards schools, there was a email list online for plenty of schools. Am I legally able to send a mass email to them promoting and telling them about our product?...
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Cancel accounts someone else created using my email address

I have somebody that uses my email address to sign up for many services. Often I get an order confirmation email with this person's actual street address, or other more private pieces of information, ...
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What is the legal definition of an “as of” date in the banking world?

My American Express credit card account is being sold to Barclaycard because JetBlue was not able to "reach terms" with American Express. JetBlue has been sending communications via email that this ...
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My school have monitored my emails - I sent a distasteful email. Can I get in trouble?

I live in the UK. I recently sent an email to a group of my friends (only close friends) about an incident that has happened recently at my school through the school email (which operates through ...
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Is there anything illegal (U.S.) about sending clients something factual about former employer?

I have posted a bunch of other questions on here regarding my situation with an ex-employer/friend who owes me pay ($100K+) for my work on deals that have closed, meaning he has the money in-hand. He ...