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CAN-SPAM laws regarding mass emails to local government officials

I've a web developer who's been asked to set up a webpage which allows website visitors to send a pre-written email to a certain politician in our local government. The user would just fill in their ...
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Is it illegal to email a real estate agent in Germany?

Alice is a real estate agent. Alice posts her email address on her web site. Without Alice's "clear and informed consent," Bob emails Alice at the email address Alice posted on her web site. Is Bob ...
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Can Lavabit be suspended again?

From the about page: In 2013, we suspended service to protect our global customers when the U.S. government ordered us to release our Transport Layer Security private keys. To protect your ...
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Can I refuse to send an email to untrusted domain

If I have to discuss financial, legal or medical subjects (or anything requiring privacy, or anything really) via email, can I refuse to do so if I don't trust the domain of the email of the other ...
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Mortgage company sent full name, SSN, DOB, and address over email

Just as I said in the title. My mortgage company sent me a document I need to sign via unencrypted email and unfortunately it was pre-filled with my full name, SSN, DOB, and home address. I'm very ...
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Email vs certified mail

Florida HOAs are required to provide access to "written" request for HOA recrods. The link states: Florida Statue 720.303 (5) states that official records must be maintained within the state ...
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Can I be legally compelled, in the U.S., to return/destroy old work emails that are on my own laptop?

I used to work remotely and had my own hardware, etc. The company used Microsoft exchange (or similar) to run their email, store it on servers, etc. They killed my email account when I left but all my ...
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Received emails from previous domain owner

I've recently bought a domain name which is written differently than an already existing domain name. That already existing domain is owned by a company. I've set up a wildcard redirect for all ...
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Where is the line between transactional vs marketing emails with GDPR?

If a company that offers a product where the user logs in, such as a SAAS product, and they send emails with certain intentions, where is the line drawn between a transactional and a marketing email? ...
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Handling of names, emails, phone numbers and messages submitted through website forms under GDPR

I am developing a website for a one-man, Swedish, acupressure company. The site contains a contact form that requires the user to submit a name, email and message. It also contains a booking form that ...
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Does data protection apply under a power of attorney relationship?

I have hired a relocation company to help me with dealing with the immigration office and I have signed a power of attorney so that they can visit the authorities and get feedback on my application on ...
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Ownership of email

I am employed for a company (in New Zealand) that has its own domain and which runs their own mail server. At the time of my employ I was at liberty to forward email from (myemail)@(company.name) to ...
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Are all emails confidential?

I have a workmanship issue regarding vinyl siding installed on my home which the contractor refuses to address. We’ve had several email exchanges. Can I publish his email replies? I’d like to include ...
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Deleting incriminatory emails

A public European school has an IT department with a person responsible for all mail related tasks, including the mail server. Once that responsible sent an incriminatory email to a specific group of ...
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Are previous communiication preferences retained with form submissions?

I'm trying to understand the correct procedure when dealing with storing a users email subscription types, and the behaviour in relation to legitimate interest and consent to communicate. And the ...
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Complying with GDPR when storing emails and IPs for a refferal campaign

I want to start an email referral campaign to collect emails for the upcoming launch of a videogame and was warned that I need to comply with the GDPR rules of privacy. I'll be storing the email ...
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Is it ok to assume a user has opted-in to receive emails in an application where the main purpose is sending notifications

I originally posted this on another Stack Exchange website but was advised this might be a better place for it. Original is here: https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/215300/is-it-ok-to-assume-...
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GDPR - Service storing other people's clients' emails

I am working on a service that allows people to import data regarding their sales within a particular platform. This data is imported in an excel format (CSV) and contains all sales informations for a ...
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Is it illegal to state in your website that an employee of a company emailed you?

I have an open source project regarding software used in banking and I have received emails about it from employees working in top banks/consultancies. I am considering to mention this in the website,...
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Do I need user consent to respond to their email sent through my website's contact form?

I have a contact form on my website which collects the follow four fields: Full name, email address, subject, message. I'm not storing any of the data in a database or in cookies. When the user ...
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What's the best way to include e-mails as evidence from a technical perspective?

It probably would be easiest to copy and paste quotes from emails into my evidence submission. But of course text could easily be changed in this format. I could take a screen shot of the email as I ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Can a sysadmin ever read emails or PMs on his server, when secrecy of correspondence is in the constitution?

There is another question here that asks something similar, but apparently it refers to the US, where secrecy of correspondence doesn't seem to exist, at least according to this article on Wikipedia: ...
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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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Does GDPR impose requirement for an EU based e-mail address?

Does GDPR impose requirement for an EU based e-mail address? I mean, not directly but indirectly for all practical purposes. Assume an EU based company having a public website. GDPR requires a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 this service legal?

This service, "Find Email Free", offers to collect email addresses from its users, and then share them with the users. It seems not only morally wrong on several moral grounds, but also shockingly ...
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GDPR: event registration form and email communications

I need to set up a registration form for an event in which the main communication channel between the registered users and the organizers is the e-mail. E-mails could be sent before, during and after ...
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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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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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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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Autoresponders and GDPR - do they comply with the law?

Would it be GDPR compliant to have an autoresponder request opt-in permission? For example, a customer makes an enquiry by sending an email to the company in question. The company in question then ...
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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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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.