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Is it legal? Chrome Extension to augment Facebook, LinkedIn or Trading Platforms?

Is it legal to release Chrome Extension augmenting site behaviour - like Facebook, LinkedIn or Trading Platforms? For example: For Facebook/LinkedIn it would hide spam and display some analytical ...
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Do companies have the right to demand proof of being present in the EU before executing a GDPR request?

Under the GDPR, any company doing business in the EU must remove EU users' personal data upon request from that user. Since the statute only applies to persons present in the EU, are companies ...
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Illegal to buy dermal fillers over the internet in the U.S.A.?

I know a med student and can buy dermal fillers for much cheaper online than paying a doctor. I could buy them from other countries, but is this illegal to do? Injectable fillers/dermal fillers/etc.
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Effect of SCOTUS sales tax decision on origin-tax states

I have only read news stories about the SD v Wayfair decision, and I have 2 related questions. According to Intuit, there are 12 states that attempt to charge sales tax on all transactions completed ...
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Who is responsible for posts on Internet forums, particularly in Russia?

Are users or is the site owner responsible for posts on the forum? Could it be different: with or without a license agreement available on the site? with or without a registration? My concern is ...
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What is the process for obtaining an anonymous internet poster's identity for a civil lawsuit?

An anonymous person can, given some effort and a minimum of expertise, ruin a person's life on the internet through defamation. (The popular method currently is to forge authentic looking screenshots ...
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Cyberstalking and RateMyProfessors.com

Imagine this hypothetical scenario: I am a faculty at a state university. I have an entry at RateMyProfessors.com (http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/) that shows up when people search Google with my ...
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Does data that is anonymized need to be collect in the event of a GDPR Subject Access Request?

Google Analytics anonymizes and aggregates all user data so it is not possible to look up an individual user. Does that mean that in the event that we use Google Analytics and receive a Subject ...
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Excluding all people from the EU from my blog - is this allowed?

There's a new law from the European Union I simply cannot comply with (GDPR). Its way to complex, not even big companies can comply with it. I also don't know what google does with the data from my ...
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Does the UK have a legal precedent for “inherence” with refunding digital goods (& associated contracts)?

For example, if one were to purchase a digitally distributed video game, then a year or two later purchase DLC (or other content reliant on the game to be used), if a refund was obtained on the ...
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Can you sue someone for online harassment if you agreed to it?

Say that you're on a toxic online forum and you know that the community is anonymous and that everyone bashes everyone, and you've agreed to the terms of use which state that the owner of the forum is ...
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Is it legal to sell Pokémon?

In the games, given enough effort and time, a player can get Pokémon with better stats and alternate color palettes, and are highly valued by players. Additionally, there is a built-in function that ...
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“Right of access by the data subject” if the IP address is the only personal data

IP addresses are "personal data" according to the GDPR. When saving IP addresses in web server access logs, data subjects have the right to get the log entries for the IP addresses they used (article ...
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How can clicking on “I agree with …” have any legal weight?

Many times you have to agree with some conditions or terms on website by checking the "I agree" checkbox or clicking some button. Or this - we are working on an agreement email for our client - our ...
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Is it legal to host a vpn server? Am I responsible for my random users' activity? [duplicate]

I want to host a VPN server in Paris. I will use VPN Gate server service which is powered by community. When I deploy their VPN server service I get about 40 users within minutes which is good. So ...
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Can anonymized data be collected under GDPR without consent?

I am having an Android App in which I want to track the usage of the app. But the usage will not have anyone identity for eg. I would collect one user used my app for around 10 minutes but who is that ...
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Opt Out Consent under GDPR

I am having an Android App which uses certain service such as Analytics, Ad Networks. I am taking the consent from the user at when the app starts, i.e. before collecting any info. But there are ...
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Data Subject Rights under GDPR

I am having an Android App which uses Advertising networks and other Analytics services. Now under the GDPR the data controller which is me in my case is required to provide some rights to the user ...
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Unused Generic Domain/Trademark - I have a service with the same name

I've created a service around a common word, let's say 'Foo', I want my service to be called FooFriends, there's an unused, but registered UK trademark and domain for Foofriends.com. The trademark ...
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Would there be anything wrong with writing a program to pull Google Flights data?

I live in Florida, U.S. and I would like to write a program (for personal use) which searches the Google Flights site for cheap flights. I am a beginner at programming so I have no idea if there are ...
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Using Personal data before consent

I am having an Android App which is going to use some services such as Google Analytics, Firebase etc. I have a thought of having two different consent screens for different region user such as EU ...
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GDPR - Withdrawn user consent

I have been reading alot about user consent management according to the GDPR and one problem I can't see solved anywhere is managing withdrawn consent. The user gives his consent to use his data and ...
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Are internet forum posts considered personal data under GDPR?

GDPR defines "personal data" as any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. ‘personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural ...
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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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Which companies use personal data [closed]

I am not an expert in Law and I apologize if I make a big mistake by choosing wrong words. Since there are lots of new laws about data protection being enforced by courts, it became easier to see if ...
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Can my user agreement require end users to indemnify me for misuse of their data by third-party services embedded in my app?

I have an Android App which is already in the Play Store. Now due to GDPR I am planning to improve my Privacy Policy and a Terms of service. I am planning to add certain terms in my Terms of service ...
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Can names in the Internet Standard and/or RFCs be used in a product name?

Can names in the Internet Standard and/or RFCs be used in a product name? For instance, can a product be named "IPv6 Reticulator" without some standards body objecting to the use of "IPv6"? Would "...
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Is it illegal to use a proxy chain in the UK?

As you are all aware about the whole Facebook fiasco.... I am now wanting to be as anonymous as I can online, one method I found was to use a proxy chain. I am just wondering if it is legal in the UK ...
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Is it legal to track a scammer's IP address?

One of my contacts has messaged me asking for help about a scam. He was saying that one same person keeps harassing him with scam messages threatening to put some videos of him online if he doesn't ...
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Would public chat servers be considered public spaces or communications, for recording purposes?

By this definition, a public place is generally an area, whether privately or publicly owned, to which the public have access by right or by invitation... but not a place when used exclusively by ...
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License for public Google Docs?

If I make a Google Drive document publicly accessible, can others use that information as they wish or is there a specific license that applies? For example, if I record experimental data in a ...
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Are tweets an intellectual property? [duplicate]

I am currently planning to use someone's tweet in my book & tweet won't include any images (which will made commercially available). So , first are tweets intellectual property protected by ...
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Is it legal to send “test” emails to verify if an email address exists?

Basically, email servers will send a bounce email if the email address does not exist. This can be used to check if an email address is valid (no bounce = valid). I have written a script to perform ...
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Is it legal to scrape Yahoo Finance strictly for personal learning and NOT for commercial use?

I have been recently learning how to webscrape websites using the Python's Beautiful Soup module. Just to learn and improve my webscraping knowledge and skills, I wanted to webscrape Yahoo Finance for ...
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How is internet archiving legal, when it appears to violate many websites terms of use?

Internet archiving services like the internet wayback machine work by rehosting content from other website. However, many websites in their term explicitly disallow people to frame their website or ...
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Can I build an iPhone app that generates cryptocurrency income without the user's consent or knowledge?

I had an idea of an iPhone app but I'm not sure if the methods are entirely legal, for that reason I thought id come here to ask. Where I live in Canada it can get pretty cold so I had the idea of ...
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Do search engines need permission to start searching?

I was talking to my friends a few days ago about search engines and we started discussing whether or not they need permission from websites to crawl them. I looked this one up and it said on Quora ...
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Is it legal to build same website like amazon

I would like to know Is it legal to build same website like amazon or any other website's by copying there features. Example: I am planning to use amazon as requirement gathering source for my ...
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Is it illegal for a search engine to not provide an option to opt out of saving search history?

Currently Bing search has no option unlike Google search to opt out of saving history. Although Bing search can be set to not save history, it still saves the history of the user in the Microsoft ...
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Can I legally present data from public API's on a website?

I am in the process of creating a website that will use data to present information on publicly traded companies. The tools that will present this data will be free to use and I will never charge a ...
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DMCA requirements for a chatroom

Does hosting online chat require registering a dmca agent? I'm developing a multiplayer game and would include chat amongst friends and during gameplay. The chat messages are temporarily seen by the ...
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When is linking to copyrighted material illegal?

If Alice is a photographer, she takes a photo, owns the copyright and posts it on her public website, then Bob links to that photo on his public website, is he infringing on her copyright? Does it ...
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Making games with multi-level marketing in game

I have a plan to create an online game with multi-level marketing. Is it legal to create a game which costs money to buy, and then reward them with more money than they used to buy the game if three ...
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Offering Non-Business Free WiFi - Legal Considerations?

Ontario, Canada. I'd like to operate an open, free WiFi hotspot for public consumption, not associated with any business. Per Wikipedia : In Canadian law, unauthorized access is addressed the ...
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Liability of unknown possession and distribution of encrypted illegal files [duplicate]

Bitcoin transactions allow you to store encrypted data in them. It has been found that there is illegal data being stored in some transactions. Part of the system/ blockchain is everyone has a copy of ...
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Can a person be prosecuted for unknowingly possessing illegal computer files?

Today there was a news article that claims researchers have found illegal files embedded in the Bitcoin blockchain. This is a large database-type file that contains a list of all the Bitcoin ...
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Copyright of messages in group chat

I composed a hiring post and sent it to a group chat. Can group members (NOT the messaging app) forward the post to others who are not in the group, without my permission or re-post it in others ...
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Privacy policy for a non profit emailing list?

I am have recently created a website, where users can supply their email to receive mock programming briefs, once a day, for 32 days. I would like to know what I need to include within a privacy ...
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Can I use a name on YouTube if it is already used on Instagram?

I finally brainstormed a name for my youtube channel that I am very happy with. I registered it on YouTube, and also paid for the .com domain name. However, then I checked on Instagram and noticed ...
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Legality of manual counterattacks vs counterattacks executed autonomously by a self-defense bot

There is a new twist on the DDOS (distributed denial-of-service) attack vector which has been used for taking down servers on the internet. This newest version sends data packets targeting memcached ...