Questions tagged [gdpr]

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

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anonymisation/redaction of public website content as response to 'right to erasure'

An organisation runs some public email lists. These are archived, and the archives are also publically available from its website. A user of the mailing list asserts their "right to be forgotten" and ...
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Was my GDPR request not complied with?

On the 12th of December I made a GDPR request to a major online retailer in the UK. While there was a minor email exchange with a chatbot to confirm the request, I neither received the requested ...
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Does GDPR apply to location data collected by apps?

I've just been reading this article in the New York Times which expounds on the business practices of mobile apps which collect your location data and use it/sell it. The article gives examples of ...
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GDPR vs ICANN WHOIS

Let’s start with some basic information: While a bit vague, for years you’ve been required to submit registrant, admin, and technical contact details. https://whois.icann.org/en/domain-name-...
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According to GDPR, do I need a contract for processing on behalf with my e-mail provider?

It seems already sufficiently established that a contract for processing on behalf according to GDPR Art. 28 is necessary with one's web hoster. Now, I am wondering whether the same is true for the e-...
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How to handle CVs / resumes with GDPR rules?

As a consultant my resume is personal information which is handed out to prospective clients frequently. How personal should it be? Should some data be anonymized? Should the resume be returned from ...
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Is it legal to compel users to share data in order to access more features, when the features being accessed do not require the data being requested?

Apologies in advance if this is not the correct exchange for this question. I am a developer working for a company that owns a healthcare application. They operate exclusively in the EU. As part of ...
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Controller processor roles for a SAAS for schools

Assume the following situation: There is a cloud-software (SAAS) which is used by a school for basically three things: Edit: The SAAS was designed with children facilities in mind: Nurseries, ...
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Is a Blood sample considered Personal Data under GDPR?

Just that simple question: Is a Blood sample considered Personal Data under GDPR?
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Requesting to see holiday rota and GDPR

my partner has asked if she can see the holiday rota and was told she couldn't because of GDPR. Is that correct? I know anything that identifies you needs to be secure but the rota of when people are ...
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In which jurisdictions outside the EU can the GDPR be enforced?

The GDPR is a law the EU passed requiring businesses, even foreign businesses, to protect the privacy of EU citizens. Now of course, the EU's jurisdiction is not global, but the EU does have treaties ...
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Are artificially generated personal data covered by the GDPR?

According to Article 2(1) GDPR: ‘personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be ...
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Is email verification for account creation in violation of GDPR?

Is email verification for account creation in violation of GDPR? I am creating a new website, and my account creation is incredibly simple, consisting of username, password (stored as hash), and ...
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Does keeping an MD5 hash of user data violate GDPR?

If a user requests to have their data deleted, would we still be permitted to keep hashes of user data for later use, even after the original data has been deleted?
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GDPR: Are Anticheat Logs personal data?

We are running an online game server and use an automated system to detect cheaters. When a cheater gets banned a log will be saved containing the names of the algorithms that detected the cheater. We ...
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GDPR - Is having a PDF with fields to fill out classed as data?

I have a website which has a link to a PDF form which users can print out and fill in. I'm wondering if somewhere I need to a statement in my privacy policy which justifies this?
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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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How to make data brokers delete my information without providing more information? Can I take legal action?

I've been reading this terrifying list of data brokers after finding my information in a Google search result. I want to reach out to the "high-priority" data brokers and get them to remove me from ...
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Is it legal to have a opt-out of marketing emails checkbox under GDPR?

As soon as GDPR came into effect I noticed all of the registration forms suddenly changed all of their e-mail marketing checkboxes (all of the "Send Newsletters", etc.) from the previous opt-out or by-...
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GDPR - How quick to honour unsubscribe?

Does GDPR or any other UK law specify the timeframe for removing someone from a mailing list? In our case the mailing list must be created up to 10 days before an automated email send over the ...
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Do the GDPR and Cookie-Law regulations apply to localStorage?

We use the localStorage API to store information about the login data to keep the user logged in through various sessions (we do not store personal information), furthermore the localStorage data is ...
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Private Website and copyright/GDPR

Similar questions have been asked before but I still could not find answers that made me understand it. I created a website and would like to know which laws affect me. The website does not have any ...
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Is it allowed to Psuedonym or Soft delete the User Records in a highly complex User centric Software under GDPR?

I referred this question: Under the GDPR, should transaction data be deleted on account deletion or on user request? which deals specifically with the use-case of e-commerce site. But still, there is ...
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Specificity of GDPR's right of erasure

Article 17 of the GDPR states that: The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her [...] where one of the following ...
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Just how different is the legal situation in Germany under GDPR compared to previously with respect to running a website?

A frequent statement with respect to making German websites GDPR-compliant is that barely anything has changed in Germany with DSGVO (the German version of GDPR) and the previously applicable national ...
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GDPR and forums: “Lawfulness of processing” email addresses used only for providing the service

I run a small hobby message board that is entirely non-commercial. People need to provide an email address to register and use that for logging in. I do not use their email address for anything else (...
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Should email addresses be anonymized/pseudonymized under GDPR?

GDPR states recommendation to pseudonymise or even anonymise Personal Data. A lot — most of — web sites and services require email address on signup. Should, from the Data Controller's point of view, ...
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User consent required under GDPR

I am having an Android app which uses certain Analytics services such as Google Analytics, Firebase etc. These services collect certain information from the user. For this reason I have drafted a ...
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GDPR liability for Web Designer

I am a web designer that works with a range of clients on a project basis. I complete a project and then offer my services at any hourly rate for any other work required in the future. Do I have a ...
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What does 'Right to Erasure' actually cover?

According to GDPR, any person has 'Right to Erasure (Recital)' and have his/hers sensitive information deleted. Does that mean that an organization can keep all non-sensitive data for a user? For an ...
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According to GDPR Article 30, do I maintain a continuous record or just a one-off?

Article 30 of the GDPR seems ambiguous to me, and I'd like some clarification. See: https://www.privacy-regulation.eu/en/30.htm It states that a data controller ...shall maintain a record of ...
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GDPR compliance for software that lets users store PII of other people

Most times you see GDPR it relates to the first party storing data about their users, customers, whatever. I'm a developer for some hosted software (SaaS if you will) that allows —as a very tangential ...
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How to fulfill the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in science

Suppose, a scientist is planning to publish a paper that is about an algorithm which analyzes Wikipedia articles. I'm wondering, if the European General Data Protection Regulation would be relevant in ...
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What provisions should I make regarding GDPR consent when users do not sign themselves up?

In my business, users are signed up by staff, according to user lists (name, email address only) provided by our clients. We track user interactions with our site in order to monitor usage and ...
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GDPR: Citizens with Dual Nationality?

Do the GDPR Regulations apply to processing data of a citizen who has dual nationality?
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What happens to SARs recieved before the 25th May?

With GDPR requiring companies to respond to Subject Access Requests, within a month - my employer has now ensured we have processes to deal with any SAR recieved after the 25th of May. However, in ...
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GDPR - Right to erasure - Conflicting laws

I'm reading up on EU's GDPR in relation to an anonymization product I am working on. The one section that has raised a few questions is article 17 - The right to erasure, or more popularly referred to ...
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Is it possible to refuse offering service to GDPR-protected customers?

Let's say I have a service that asks registration details from the user and for some reason I, as a provider of that service, can't comply to GDPR and therefore want to refuse registration of new ...
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GDPR - Is consent really necessary for contact form?

I am looking for an answer that is supported by the GDPR, so please try to quote GDPR parts as you answer. The internet is on fire (developers especially) now that the GDPR is on strength. There are ...
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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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What is “a place where Member State law applies by virtue of public international law”?

Art. 3 (3) GDPR mentions that: This Regulation applies to the processing of personal data by a controller not established in the Union, but in a place where Member State law applies by virtue of ...
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GDPR data portability when no data stored

My website is processing IP addresses to automatically select the language for the site, however these IP addresses are not stored in the database. Even though the visitors give consent, do they have ...
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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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GDPR Requiring consent to give up privacy

A website that I visited posted the following: “YOUR PRIVACY IS IMPORTANT TO US. New regulations in your country require you to agree to our terms of use agreement and privacy policy before you can ...
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Do I have the right to ask Github to hide my Contribution activity according to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Do I have the right to ask Github to hide my "Contribution activity" on my public profile page?
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GDPR - first party analytics cookies

Does the first-party issued cookie, under control of, and only accessible by the first party requires visitor consent? Given the conditions bellow: Cookie is used to uniquely identify anonymous ...
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GDPR privacy policy - Data controller vs Data processor

I'm wondering if someone can shed some light on this for me please and help distinguish the differences between what I need to mention In my privacy policy for a data controller and data processor. ...
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Can liability for data disclosure be waived by T&Cs under GDPR?

I live in Ireland, an EU county subject to the GDPR. I see in a service T&Cs the line: "Despite our use of commercially reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Information from ...
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Is it allowed to collect additional personal data to comply with the information obligation (Article 14 GDPR)?

True story. A bank erroneously sends its clients' data to a company: name, surname, national identification number. The company becomes a "third party" in accordance with GDPR (Article 4 point 10) and ...
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Can DPO do an internal audit of information security according to ISO 27001?

In one company, due to GDPR, a DPO was designated, who was later given additional role and a new task: to conduct an internal audit of information security according to ISO 27001. Is there a conflict ...