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Does gdpr.eu violate GDPR compliancy?

As I understand it, the GDPR does not permit sending of personal information (which includes the IP address) without prior consent by the user. If that's true, it's basically impossible to fetch any ...
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Is it legal for google street view images to see in my house (EU)?

My aunt lives somewhere on the territory of European Union and I navigated to her house in street view mode on Google Maps. I noticed that by navigating those images you can see into her house! You ...
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Considering the licence, can I use ADB for other purposes than creating an Android application?

When I try to download Android SDK Platform-Tools (with ADB) from the official site (https://developer.android.com/studio/releases/platform-tools) it is required to accept the license that states (...
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Does the GDPR's "right to be forgotten" extend to Google's search results?

I have recently "googled" my own full name and found out that some comments I made during my teens have been indexed by Google. Back then I have used my full name as a user-name on that ...
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GDPR issues with Google sharing suspected child abuse images with law enforcement

I recently read of a man who had a Google account. His son's doctor asked for photos of a medical issue his son was having around his groin area, so his wife used his phone to take some. Google ...
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Do I violate the EU GDPR when I host a static website on Google?

To my knowledge IP addresses are considered personal data under the GDPR and thus may only be processed under one of several conditions (one being user consent). There has also been a verdict in a ...
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Can I use Google Cloud text-to-speech to create and monetize an audiobook from a public domain book?

I have text for a book in the public domain. I use Google Cloud speech-to-text to convert the book into an audio format. Can I distribute/monetize the resulting audiobook as I wish? Previous question ...
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Did Google illegitimately unpublish my app from the store? And can I sue them?

I have an app with lots of downloads and 4.8* reviews on the Play Store for over the last 2 years. In the last update we submitted they decided to check the Privacy-URL as well. This URL was temporary ...
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Is it legal to install Google apps unofficially? [closed]

May Google sue me if I install Google apps unofficially on my device (from The Open GApps Project for example) and sign in with my account? or will Google delete my account instead? The need for this ...
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What does this license allow me to do with the products of Google's software?

This video by Google talks about a machine learning algorithm that lets you turn a 2D photo into a 3D model of the person in the photo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57FsWWfxejg It provides a link ...
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Mobile Application Trademark Dispute Help

I am owner of "EXAMPLE" word. This Trademark word is registered on November 2021. This trademark is registered in only India. Now one Android app in Google Play Store is using this trademark ...
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Google CCPA Request

In Google's CCPA report, it claims that users can request data deletion via this link. However, the link provides no way to submit a request, and Google claims that there is no Google-wide support ...
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Google's Terms of Service

How to interpret Google's Terms of Service with respect to this statement: "You may not copy, modify, distribute, sell, or lease any part of our services or software" that can be found under ...
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Counter DMCA Google play

Suppose that a person received a DMCA takedown notice about a month ago and has filed a couple of counter notices, but and always gets an automated response saying "We are unable to take ...
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is using APIs that scrape translations and audio files from google translation website legal?

Is it legal to use an API that is based on scraping translations and audio files (of the translations) from Google Translation, for personal use? I am not sure of the terms of use of Google Translate ...
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Is direct advertisement allowed on mobile android app? [closed]

Suppose that an app developer D wants to advertise on a mobile android app. D is aware that that there is the ad network platform admob provided by google, but D does not want to use it. D wants to ...
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On what basis can Google decide that 13 is the age of autonomy for its users?

On what basis can Google, Facebook, Tik Tok (to name a few) determine that the age of 13 is the age from which a person has all the privileges needed for the management of his account when the age of ...
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UK privacy lawsuit against Google

The UK Supreme Court has blocked a class action lawsuit against Google which demanded £750 per person for a few million individuals. The suit was bought over the stealthy collection of the web ...
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From a purely legal standpoint, is it allowed to embed Google apps (like docs) in your website using iframes?

So, some time ago Google removed the X-Frame-Options header from Docs / Sheets / ... Does that mean, from a purely legal standpoint, that it is allowed to embed their applications on my website via ...
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Can I store data from Google Maps API for personal, educational use? [2021]

On the one hand, in previous questions, people write that you cannot (but I am not sure what use they are talking about), and on the other hand, Google itself 'proposes' to store API data in its ...
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Do I own the code I write for analysis and applications using Google Earth Engine?

The terms of service for Google Earth Engine has the following sections: 7.4 Termination for Convenience. Customer may stop using the Services at any time with or without notice. Customer may ...
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How a country can fine an Internet company from another country?

Recently France fined Google. Google intends to comply. Why? How a country can fine an Internet company from another country? I understand that Google's business is mostly ads. As long as France is ...
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Is Google's claim of never targeting ads from gmail false advertising?

Google claims here: that We strictly uphold responsible data practices designed to respect your privacy. That’s why we never use the content you create and store in apps like Drive, Gmail, and Photos ...
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Is it legal for using the limited free storage of Google Drive freely for business? Or should one buy a license for it?

A space of 15 GB is given free by Google Drive. Is this only for personal use or can I use this freely for business?
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How does GDPR affect GMail GeoDNS?

My employer (in the EU, where GDPR applies) uses Google GSuite, and as a result I have a work webmail that I can check at the host mail.google.com. From what I understand, Google uses GeoDNS, i.e., ...
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Does Australia's News Media Bargaining Code prevent Australian news being displayed outside of Australia?

The Australian News Bargaining Code, if passed, will prevent companies like Google and Facebook from displaying images and snippets (and possibly even headlines) on their platforms unless they pay ...
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Google Photos Takeout - machine learning classification missing

I did a Google takeout of Google Photos and was able to download all stored images including some meta data, but not the classification data Google is most likely doing, because I can search for ...
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Will a court order be taken out for this? Could the FBI get involved in something like this? [closed]

I had 3 gmail accounts (where I had the same generic random first name and other words and random letters that I was made to put in to get them). None of them contained no personal information of mine....
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How to sue Google?

I am in Canada And I believe Google has over charged me for $250 I know this amount is too small but it is about the principle Shall I go to the local tribunal and lodge a claim or dispute ?
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Privacy Policy if App's internal data, probably containing private data in terms of GDPR, is automatically backed up in Google Cloud

If I develop an Android App, the per-default setting is that the App's internal data, probably containing private data in terms of GDPR, is automatically backed up in Google Cloud (unless the phone ...
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Is it allowed to "copy" a website design? [closed]

For example, I really like the designs of Google pages. Google offers Material.io with which you can design this really similar. Is it allowed to design your own website very similar to another?
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Is Including a Watermark in Content a Form of Copyright Infringement?

About 10 years ago, I uploaded a video to Youtube that I presume was created with a presumably free video editor that left a Watermark in the video. I know a copyright claim being filed is unlikely, ...
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Does Article 27(1) of the GDPR apply to a U.S. controller using Google Analytics if it only sells to U.S. clients?

If a U.S. controller who only sells to U.S. clients uses Google Analytics on their website, would it be required to have a representative in the Union? I am unsure whether Google Analytics in this ...
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Google Play - How can an app be gambling app if there is no real money involved?

Google play removed my app citing the claim that it's a gambling app. In my app players don't have to use real money to play and win prizes. How can it be gambling if there is no real money is ...
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Is google maps legal?

This is the image of my house on Google Maps: (not really. Just to make a point). I gave no permission to Google to publish a satellite image of my back garden (including swimming pool, children's ...
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Does DMCA applies on decompiled assets from apk

Actually this question ( Does DMCA cover apps? ) does not cover my answer. Actually I have made an android app which is published on play store. I had trained some machine learning models which I used ...
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Is it legal to avoid Google Play and Appstore 30% fees using a website?

I want to avoid google play and appstore 30% fees the following way: 1.I have a website which sells codes to unlock some app content. 2.Users enter the code inside an app to gain access to content. ...
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Rights protection on Google Play

I'm faced with a problem with Google Play. We have an application which was complained by trademark violation. This situation a little questionable by our opinion but lawyers say that our application ...
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Under GDPR, why is google not considering the index entries as personal data?

I have a fairly unique name and never came across, online or otherwise, anyone with the same name and spelling. Following this, I make the assumption that this qualifies as personal data under GDPR ...
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