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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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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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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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Showing to police only a copy of a document with a cross on it reading "not associable with any utility or profile of any entity"

In Italy, if I am asked by police for an ID or driving license, would it be lawful to give them a copy of the document (ID or driving licence) crossed and written over with "not usable for ...
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Is producing a lookalike a sufficient defense against eye-witness identification?

In Charles Dickens' "A Tale of Two Cities" Book 2 Chapter 3 'A Disappointment', a man is on trial. He has been identified by an eyewitness who testifies under oath that he saw the defendant ...
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Which security is the social security number about?

Everywhere online this seems to be a given, no source even attempts to explain it: If the social security number is about identifying an individual/citizen/taxpayer, why is it not called social ...
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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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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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What legal penalties may Twitter face as a result of the Eli Lilly fake tweet?

Twitter recently made it possible to get a verification check added to an account by just paying 8 dollars, causing a rash of fake 'verified' accounts. One of these accounts was for Eli Lilly, a ...
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When must someone identify themself after damaging someone else's property?

After a car collision the law (in the UK at least) requires the drivers to give their name and address to each other. Does this apply to car accidents on private property, such as carparks? Are there ...
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A had sexual intercourse with B because A misidentified B as her boyfriend. Did B committed sexual assault?

B has similar facial characteristics with A's boyfriend, C. A had sex with B with both sides' consent. B did not lie about his identity. Later A find out that B is actually not her boyfriend. Does A ...
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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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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 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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In-court identification of defendants

(Inspired by Can a lawyer subject the court to a (temporary) ruse for a legitimate purpose?) Under which circumstances are witnesses asked to identify people present (in particular defendants) in the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Does a person on probation have to legally identify themselves to police officers without reasonable articulable suspicion of a criminal offense

Is there a New Hampshire RSA regarding persons on probation having to by law identify themselves as being on probation and provide their name and identification to an officer, when stopped even if it’...
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In which cases has a Wikipedia editor's identity been subpoenaed?

In any jurisdiction, I'm looking for names of cases for either or ideally both of the following: Where Wikipedia has been subpoenaed for information on an editor, complied with the subpoena, and ...
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Can an Australian bank legally issue bank accounts and Visa cards without obtaining proof of identity from the person requesting the account?

This is the first time I have posted to StackExchange so please excuse me if my question is out of scope, is in the wrong place or goes into too much back story. Any assistance would be greatly ...
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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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Lawyer tells me I can't get certified copies from Post Office

I'm remortgaging and doing a transfer of equity of my main home. My lender's solicitor has asked me to give certified copies of my photo ID and proof of address. I asked them if I could do it at the ...
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Is hiding your face enough evidence for police to suspect a crime and require you to expose it?

Apparently in the UK it is an offence to refuse to remove a face covering if asked by police who believe a crime may be committed. What is the threshold for this belief, and how does the crime have ...
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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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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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What identification must police officers provide to compel someone to follow their orders?

As I understand it, in the USA it is the law that if a police office gives one a lawful order it is a crime to not comply with that order. What does the police officer need to do to identify them as ...
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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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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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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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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 does "reasonable and proportionate" mean wrt GDPR SAR ID requirements?

When one makes a GDPR Subject Access Request (SAR) the data controller should confirm that the request is really coming from the data subject. From here Recital 64 of GDPR states; “The controller ...
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Which case is "Sheperd" and is it still relevant?

While doing some handiwork and idly listening to a reading of a memorandum of law in a case called Khoberger from Idaho, the court repeatedly argues a SCOTUS case only named as "Sheperd" or ...
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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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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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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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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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Are on-duty officers allowed to lie about their identity?

This is a follow-up to this question. In it, I talk about how I see it as problematic that the identities of LEOs investigating an active case can be publicized. If that case concerns a serial killer, ...
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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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Do I have to ID/KYC artists/suppliers if they've already been ID'd by the payment provider

I'm an Australian e-commerce store with international buyers, selling artworks by international artists. Question / TL;DR: If a vendor/supplier of an e-commerce store ID's themself to a payment ...
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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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Is it legally required to present ID when entering a hostel?

Is there any specific law that it is necessary to present identification when checking into a hostel, because since you are living amongst others, there might be a variety of interpersonal issues, and ...
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Is it illegal to sign a contract deliberately under a made-up name?

First off, the name will be completely made up, maybe using a random name generator, so this shouldn't be impersonation. What would happen if the person breaks the contract, or that everything went ...
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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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Does the UK have non-driver license photo ID cards?

Alice doesn’t drive and doesn’t desire to obtain a passport, however she would like to have a photo ID with which to (for example) buy alcohol. Can she obtain from DVLA (or any other body) an official ...
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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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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 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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