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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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Would GDPR affect my own personal website?

I am developing my own website with a blog, portfolio and tutorials, which will be accessible to the public. As I am the only person who is in charge (my personal site), would I have to oblige to ...
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Do cookie banners need to change for GDPR compliance?

Many sites these days display a "cookie banner" which declares that cookies are being used on the site, generally with a link to a policy document, which state that continued use of the site amounts ...
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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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GDPR and deleting users from wiki changelogs

According to the GDPR §17, users have a right to request the deletion of personal data. I am wondering how this applies to wikis. In my case, when users edit a page, that edit is associated with ...
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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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Can the user be given time to respond (DMCA) before removing content?

If I (as a website owner) receive a DMCA Takedown Notice for a user's post, am I allowed to give said user a small period of time to provide a counter-notice before I take down the post? I was hoping ...
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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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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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Scraping a user's data with their permission and credentials

Many websites have user-specific data tied to their account which the user can view by logging in. For example, Amazon tracks a user's purchase history, Netflix tracks a user's watch history, etc. ...
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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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GDPR impact on genealogy website / uncontrolled user data

The past few months I've been working on a website which allows users to manage family trees, write stories about the family etcetera. Now the last few days the GDPR has come to my attention. This is ...
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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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Privacy Policy for email contact form

I'm building a web page that does not have any sort of registration/login. The only bit of user data is a contact form that allows the user to contact the owners of the page. This contact form asks ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Is reverse proxy considered as a form of “public mirror”?

The Anaconda repo states that: Public mirrors of this are not allowed without express permission from Anaconda, Inc. If someone builds a public reverse proxy to https://repo.continuum.io/pkgs/ , ...
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Is it legal to launch a phishing attack for educational purposes?

Currently I'm doing a internet security-related research for education. We've planned to make a public free WiFi and make a phishing website to phish login credential. We've use Facebook as our first ...
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Does Mojang break the law with restrictions in their EULA for Minecraft?

Minecraft is a world building game that is produced/sold by Mojang AB. Minecraft may be played both offline (local data) or online (connecting to a server). Minecraft's EULA says that you may not ...
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Resolving issues with overdue payments for freelance work [closed]

A freelance client of mine is months behind in their payments and is requiring digital account access prior to paying. What are my rights? The client doesn't read or respond to emails or phone calls. ...
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Do citizens of India have a legal right ask a website to delete their personal information?

Is there any rule under the IT Act or any other regulation in India which provides the right to withdraw consent from providing your personal information? I want to delete my personal information ...
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Does expungement of a case refer to online history?

When a court's expungement order stipulates that all entities with related data to the case, and data collection and data reseller companies destroy any and all records related to a case; does this ...
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Is an overly generic patent claim for turning metadata into displayed web pages actually valid?

The first claim of this patent application is: An electronic content management and delivery platform, the platform comprising: An ingestion system configured to receive a document; a ...
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How to properly deal with a cable company which regularily does not provide the bandwidth that is being payed for?

We are having a contract with a cable company managing our internet and phone connections. We very regularily (even at on the dot schedules) do not have any internet or telephone network connection in ...
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Am I required to charge sales tax with an ecommerce site hosted in Australia?

I am creating a Wordpress site and want to sell some online products. Problem I have come across is easy digital downloads does not set tax by default. What tax rate should I set as the default in ...
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License for an Internet radio with User feedback

I'd like to start an internet radio station app. The station will collect feedback, like thumbs-up and thumbs-down, from listeners in order to select the best songs to play next. The algorithm will be ...
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Would a search engine be allowed to prioritize their content?

I notice that when I type anything into google, google-related searches appear first. I know this is probably not what's happening, but it begs the question, could a search engine prioritize its own ...
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Is it illegal to remove a watermark?

Inspired by this poorly worded question on graphicdesign.stackexchange: I want to remove a text watermark Is illegal to remove watermarks? Off the top of my head I can think of 3 possible ...
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Reproduce some website ideas on my own opensource project

I am a developer and I recently came accross a website to practice my development environment skills. This website has a premium access policy and rather than paying, I would like to develop my own ...
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Contract necessary for the most basic processing under GPDR?

I am very pleased to have found this resource and am hoping I can be guided to some clarity on some points regarding processing of webserver access logs. I have not yet found these addressed here or ...
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GDPR - Confirm company terms and conditions by button click

This May the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be applied across the EU. I read somewhere that users have to always 'opt-in' after this law is effective. Since I'm concerned about ...
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Social network websites limitations based on USA sanctions

I live in a country that has been blacklisted under United States sanction regulation. I've got free membership in DeviantArt.Com (A community website for sharing artworks [Photographs, painting, ...
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Would Germany extradite someone for looking at blasphemous content online? Hypothetical question.

If someone watched or looked up something online that is offensive to a particular world religion, and he was in an "unfree" country and then he travelled to Germany, would Germany extradite him upon ...
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Internet law: who gets punished in this scenario?

Just for instance, this is a hypothetical scenario: • Jack and Dan are two brothers living together in the UK, their apartment rent contract is in Jack's name • The ISP Internet contract they're ...
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For how long are ISPs allowed to store user browsing activity?

If a guy living in an oppressive country such as Saudi Arabia visited an atheist site, for instance. 5 years later, would you tell him that there's a high possibility the ISP deleted the evidence of ...