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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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What are the KYC requirements for Simple eSigning in EU / UK

I can find fairly comprehensive information on Qualified Signing Services but can't find information regarding Simple Signing. Is it dependent on the nature of the contract, are their defined minimum ...
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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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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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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 ...