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Questions about the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

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Is it illegal to refuse to fix a hacked website?

Suppose there's a website or a server that has been hacked. There is no personal data stored anywhere, so there hasn't been a real data breach, because basically there's no valuable data to steal at ...
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GDPR, PII, and UUIDs

GDPR states that An individual is ‘identified’ or ‘identifiable’ if you can distinguish them from other individuals. and also that The GDPR provides a non-exhaustive list of identifiers, including: ...
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Who can collect and process private and personal data? [closed]

I made a small social network and I would like to run it in my country (Slovakia, Europe). But I'm just an ordinary person, I have no business, no company, I don't even have a trade license. Just a ...
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What is the penalty for not respecting GDPR outside EU? [duplicate]

What happens when a newspaper website in USA or in Australia or in Japan does not comply with GDPR? Can EU punish them in any way?
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What's the rationale for “joint controller” instead of keeping every entity doing stricly separate?

After reading Case C-40/17 and Case C-210/16 I still cannot figure out why GDPR would require "joint controller" decision. Wouldn't it be much simpler to decide that e.g. in "Fashion ID&...
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Who needs to implement Cookie Consent for embedded content?

Given a page X that doesn't use cookies or only uses necessary cookies per GDRP and as such, doesn't need explicit Cookie Consent. The X is then modified to include a Youtube video using <iframe>...
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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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What does “structured, commonly used and machine-readable format” look like in practice?

I have made a subject access request, and the result included: Statement that their right to process data is from Article 6(1)(b) A series of images, that appear to be photographs of a computer ...
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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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GDPR and global load balancing

Given the recent ruling in regards to the EU-US Privacy Shield and GDPR [1] would it still be possible to implement a global system with regional data sources? Specifically can you request a user ...
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Is Elementor Pro GDPR Compliant?

Elementor Pro (WordPress pagebuilder plugin) uses local storage which cannot be disabled. Something like this: elementor:"{"__expiration":{},"pageViews":5,"sessions":...
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Can internet providers use navigation data for advertising / profiling?

My internet provider knows which sites I am connecting to (even if only the server names, when using https). Can they legally use that information for profiling / advertising? For instance, if they ...
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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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Private messages on social media - GDPR [duplicate]

As the title suggests, if you delete your account on social media/dating websites and there are personal/private chat messages there. Under GDPR, would these have to be deleted by the controller? So ...
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Is the user agent string considered personal data?

I have a website. I would like to store the user agent string, current time and opened url (not the IP address or something else) in a database for each page visit to be able to build some statistical ...
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Does the GDPR apply to the data subject's computers?

In this answer to a GDPR question about processing conducted by an app on the user's computer I wrote: The GDPR only applies to data processed by you on your computer. Any processing that happens on ...
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GDPR & EPR regards maintaining email blacklist

Note a user call YIVI had previously stated that you could store a hash of the users email address to avoid the requirements of General Data Protection Regulation (GDRP) and ePrivacy Directive (EPD). ...
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Does the German GDPR require storing the data in a German datacenter for a tele-health company?

I co-founded a tele-health startup, we are expanding to Germany, we have gone through the GDPR, and implemented most of it, however, we didn't quite understand the data residency part and found ...
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Does sharing a personal text conversation violate GDPR

I engaged in a text conversation over WhatsApp with another person, both of us in the EU, specifically Spain. I would now like to show a section of the texts to a party that would be affected by ...
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Is the Absence of Account deletion possibility legal in Europe? (GDPR)

This website explicitly states there is no easy way to "delete your account". It is accessible from within Europe. How legal is this? What would be my lever to force them to delete my ...
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GDPR compliance - not an “adequacy decision” country [closed]

Our corporate website's server is located in a country that's considered not an “adequacy decision” country, according to GDPR. I'm aware that GDPR allows that (under certain conditions). It's just I ...
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painting of a child [closed]

I live in Europe. My wife's friend has made a painting of my wife and daughter. The painting has been done from a photo, which my wife's friend, the painter, has taken. I did not have any idea about ...
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Are online retailers breaking EU/US law by using user's log-in information to charge different prices without explicitly notifying them?

I am aware that in most places firms are generally allowed to price discriminate, i.e. offer different prices for the same product to different customers based on personal characteristics. For example,...
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Is offline-only processing a “‘processing” as understood by GDPR?

GDPR, article 4, point (1) states: ‘processing’ means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as ...
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Can a company charge you to update your address under GDPR?

I was just charged £30 (over the phone) to update my address with an insurance company. I didn't contest it at first and pulled out my wallet to pay the fee and did. However, while I was on the phone ...
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What is my responsibility related to GDPR as a Freelance developer

I'm a Software Engineer, and I've just taken my first "side gig" job in hopes of becoming Freelance one day. I'm based in the UK. My Client told me exactly what they want, and i've built it. ...
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Is it illegal to pre-check the email opt-in option for an html form?

Email opt-in and opt-out for online registration forms is subject to GDPR compliance rules. However, I don't see any information out there about whether it is ok for an email opt-in checkbox to be pre-...
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If a user of my site gives me info of a third party they claim to be affiliated with, am I allowed to contact that third party to check?

I am developing an app where a part of the on-boarding process requires users to enter the email / company name of the agency that they are affiliated with (the 3rd party). I need to confirm that they ...
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Is it legal to post an email to social media if the email also contains a photo of the sender and other personal identifiable information?

I've seen a few similar questions asked before, however would posting a screenshot of an email onto social media be legal under the following circumstances: The poster on social media is the ...
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As an individual, not a company, if I collect email addresses of visitors to my website, what gdpr regulations apply to me?

I'm planning on making a website to act as a CV / portfolio of my work as a software developer. I intend to lock this personal data behind a token based access system, so that it isn't available ...
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Validity of automated GDPR subject access requests

If a software product was distributed that automated the creation and sending of GDPR subject access requests, do these request impose the same legal requirements on the data processor as if the ...
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GDPR: Is only a birthday personal identifiable information?

I wonder if only a birthday is seen as personal identifiable information according to the GDPR, so no usernames, passwords, emails, phone numbers are present in the system. Literally only a birthdate. ...
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Is storing only part(s) of an IP address compliant with the GDPR?

Let's say that ip address is something like xxx.52.114.191. Would be allowed to store into database 113.191? And let's say address is Nick Example, Some street 5, 33012 Florida, US. Would be allowed ...
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Is facebook in violation of CCPA if they don't delete all messenger messages when you delete your account?

It seems like Facebook won't delete your messages from the recipient's inbox when you delete your account. People send a lot of personal information in messages including their address, phone number, ...
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Storing users data in database, which data is legal to store and how to store it?

I am developing a mobile application that will be pretty similar to Instagram. Now this app will be available for free and I will be offering it on the Stores as an individual not as a business. So ...
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What legal conditions do I have to meet to open an open source website?

I'm working on a website for a pretty long time and in the close future I want to open it into the public. The problem is, my website collects personal data and cookies which (in my country - Poland) ...
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Is Google obliged to obtain consent for the processing of searches for anonymous searches under the GDPR?

If you do not register a personal account for Google, thereby not giving specific and informed consent for the processing of your personal data, are Google still obliged to obtain consent for the ...
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Why does Google require consent from users in order to process ads personalization data?

Recently, Google was fined under the GDPR by France's CNIL data protection authority. The authority found Google's processing of personal data for ads personalization lacked transparency, was ...
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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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GDPR and contact tracing

Alice has a business relationship with Bob, which involves both keeping contact information and enough physical interaction to count as a contact. Charlie contacts Alice and requests Bobs contact ...
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GDPR/right of erasure and online marketplaces/payment platforms

I am in the early stages of designing an online marketplace platform for professional services. In the context of specifying what happens when a user hits the "delete account" button, I am considering ...
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GDPR - Personal data

I've read the definition of "personal data" and I still can't understand it clearly. For example I have a youtube account and create a comment, is this comment now considered my personal data? If that ...
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University diploma / various certificates under GDPR

Background: I'm considering building a web (focused to Europe) which, for one of it's part, would require users to upload their university diplomas and/or other similar certificates of achieved ...
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What consequences are there to ignoring GDPR rules as a non-EU entity?

If a non-EU entity ignores the GDPR rules, including not paying any fines they receive from not following them, what consequences are they subject to? Can a company simply decide to ignore GDPR rules ...
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How to store refusal of cookie consent

If a user refuses cookies on a website, then how can that website store that refusal? As far as I can tell, the GDPR requires you to store both consent to and refusal of personal data storage. But it ...

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