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Is it legal to create an app that stores a user's ID cards (on-device only), do I need to comply with any laws?

I'm (individual, not business) planning on starting work on an iOS app that will launch on the App Store that allows users to store their ID information on their device - including a photo of their ...
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If a request for personal data is made under the GDPR rights but the requestor refuses to give ID for verification what should the company do?

A request for personal data to be deleted is made under the GDPR rights but the requestor refuses to give ID for verification and only provides an email address.
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Practical aspects of changing your name in a common law jurisdiction

Common law jurisdictions, in stark contrast to civil law jurisdictions, are considerably liberal in their procedures for allowing a name change. In some cases, for example in Ireland: no formality ...
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When does giving a false name online become illegal?

I asked this question about providing false information to a web site. The answer indicates that it is illegal to supply a false identification document even without an intent to commit a further ...
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Legality of 3rd parties requiring ID, indavidual providing false ID

There is talk of the UK state requiring users to upload government-issued ID such as a passport to create or update an account on social media or pornographic web sites. This is not a particularly ...
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Can the defense claim that the defendant isn't the defendant? And if so, how is the case handled?

"I object, Your Honor. What precedent are we setting here? That the defendant isn't actually the defendant?" — An American Pickle (2020) Suppose that a man that society identifies as ...
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International Student getting notarization in Canada. What ID do I use?

I require a document notarized for my university here in Canada. I am an international student from the US. I currently have no Canadian ID (its still in progress), and am stuck in 14 day quarantine. ...
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How someone could get a new legal identity

For a character in a novel, I'm at an impass as to how someone could theoretically attain a brand new, legal, government issued identity that can be used for business, banking and so on. The specific ...
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Can two people put their driver licenses in the same wallet?

I was wondering if two people can put their driver licenses in the same wallet. For example, could two spouses keep each of their licenses in the same wallet? Another example could be a parent and ...
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Would it be legal to sequence human DNA from wastewater?

DNA can Identify Individuals I have asked this question in the biology stackexchange. Below the law part: I know that there are some efforts from scientists working with bladder cancer to perform ...
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Naturalized Certificate required for Shall-Issue Firearms License

In my state of Massachusetts, before being able to purchase any firearms, you must obtain a Firearms Identification (FID) license or a License to Carry (LTC). Suppose that someone is in the process ...
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Is it legal for a shop to deny sale of age-restricted products to someone who shows two valid forms of I.D.?

I've read that a shop can refuse for any reason but I have a suspicion this may be discrimination in my case. I'm a 23yr old black guy and I live in Ireland. I'm frequently told by family, friends, ...
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In which conditions is one's French ID card not a proof of one's French citizenship?

I right on some French embassy website: La carte nationale d’identité est un document officiel qui permet à tout citoyen de justifier de son identité et, sous certaines conditions, de sa nationalité ...
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In court can you ask someone for all names they go by? How would question be phrased?

In a hearing the plaintiff has reason to believe that the defendant may have some type of pseudonym or sometimes use a variations of his name (like going by his middle name and leaving out the first). ...
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How will the "stop and identify" statute work in New Hampshire in this particular hypothetical?

I asked this question before but it was closed. So I will try to be here more specific. I have read the stop and identify statutes wikipedia page. In this page there is written that: In 12 states (...
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How does "stop and identify statutes" work in the US? [duplicate]

I was watching this video. The video is pretty long, but basically it is alleged that a guy keeps harrassing a men that is eating in a restaurant (calling him repeatedly, etc.). The man calls the ...
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Is a driving license issued by a European country valid as ID in Italy?

I'm an Italian citizen resident in Hungary, both are part of EU. I'm trying to understand if a driving license issued by Hungary would be accepted as a valid ID in Italy. I searched online and I found ...
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My mom was homeless for 20 years; now has no legal identity

This is a real-world scenario but based on the theoretical question posted here: What documents and testimony establish identity and what happens if they're lost? My mother has a real problem in ...
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Can an out of state driver's license be used to verify DOB in Illinois for a state ID?

The DMV page to apply for a state ID or driver's license in Illinois states that you need to bring proof of your date of birth to obtain an ID card. It links to an acceptable documents PDF which under ...
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Identification requirement

https://abcnews.go.com/US/white-georgia-sheriffs-deputy-beating-black-man-viral/story?id=72981224 A Lyft/Uber is pulled over for a broken headlight. Why is the passenger compelled to produce ...
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is it illegal to throw away someone's license/ID?

Subject is arrested while at work, unrelated to work, and not in civilian/street clothes which has ID. Held for a few months, employer throws away property, incl. ID. In order to throw it away, it had ...
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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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What are the legal implications for denying you are Satoshi Nakamoto?

The creator of Bitcoin chose to hide in the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. For years there had been a lot of interest, debate, and research on the true identity of Satoshi. The most-probable candidates ...
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Do You Have to Identify Yourself to Police if Suspected of Underage Drinking? [MA, U.S.]

I was doing some reading on the laws relating to this, and I can't seem to get a clear answer. According to this source https://www.mattmlaw.com/blog/2013/04/underage-drinking-convictions-can-be-...
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Laws and IP logging

Given I do not collect any personal data with an online service, at least IPs will be logged by the web server. An IP can be mapped to a person. What I've read recently, with nginx for example you ...
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GDPR - does a unique device identifier count as personal data?

I'm planning to sell my software online. The payment process is handled by a reseller (FastSpring), so the personal data collected (like the buyer's name and e-Mail address) is never stored on my ...
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Does a person sitting in the driver seat of a stopped and off car have to show driver license if the police ask?

Suppose a person is walking in a park and gets stopped by park staff, who claim that the person is trespassing (or is doing something else illegal). The person then gets into the driver seat of their ...
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Is it legal for Blizzard to demand a copy of my government id before deleting my account?

I am trying to delete my Blizzard account, however they demand a copy of my government id before doing so. I've seen a somewhat related question about Twitter at How can I get Twitter to delete my ...
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Is it legal for a supermarket to refuse to sell an adult beer if an adult with them doesn’t have their ID?

Today I went with my dad grocery shopping at a supermarket in New York (ShopRite) and he put a six-pack of beer in the cart. They then wouldn’t let him buy the beer because they couldn’t ID me (21, ...
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Can you identify someone from their car plaque in the UK? [closed]

If I had the numbers and letters of someone's car plaque, could the police identify them?
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Accepting terms and conditions without identification

I’d like to build an app without any login or user identification but the app itself would require terms and conditions to be accepted. If I’d require to accept the terms prior entering the actual app,...
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Is it legal for a bar bouncer to confiscate a fake ID

Background: I read a Reddit thread where someone had an international passport confiscated from them at a bar. I imagine that the bouncer probably didn't recognize what he was looking at and assumed ...
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Is there a general business equivalent of "stage names" or "pen names"

And by that I mean: a situation where an individual can conduct their general business activities privately within a proprietorship under a fictitious "pseudonym" or via proxy? Though I'd imagine if ...
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Is it legal or acceptable to use a photo of my ID, instead of my actual ID?

I'm in the process of trying to get rid of my wallet - all of my bank and reward cards are on my phone, so I can use Google Pay for my purchases and points. I have two cards left, my bank card (which ...
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Which law in China obliges LinkedIn users to confirm their identity before using LinkedIn services?

When I connect to my LinkedIn's account from China, LinkedIn displays the following message: You must provide a mobile number as primary and confirm receipt of our text. Due to local law, we must ...
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Puzzle - different middle names, What is my legal name for employment in the U.S.?

I am a US citizen. My birth certificate and passport have always had different spellings of my middle name. Same name, but with slightly different spellings. In previous jobs in the U.S. I have used ...
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Identity Identification [closed]

I don’t quite know if I chose the right section on the site, but, nevertheless, how to identify a person by any documents within the law in different countries? If I understand correctly, in many ...
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Passport Card Required to Accept

Passport cards are popular for those who frequently go back and forth across the border. Due to lack of address if you move frequently they tend to be less likely to be inaccurate or expired. Is ...
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What documents and testimony establish identity and what happens if they're lost?

Birth certificates, social security cards, and driver's licenses identify a person, but what happens if these are all lost? Say a homeless person loses all of their documents in the shuffle, what ...
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Using passport as domestic ID

I turned 18 last July and I do not currently have a drivers license, nor a state ID (meaning I have no actual photo ID) . However, I do have a passport. Can I use this when people ask for ID, given ...
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