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Is it sufficient to provide a privacy policy only in english language?

Regarding GDPR, is it sufficient for a gaming app available in some commercial app store to provide a privacy policy only in english language? Is a translation necessary for every country of the EU ...
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Is there a difference between “say” and “submit” in court parlance?

In the (senior) courts of England & Wales, a submission given verbally might perhaps be introduced with: We say… or We submit… Strictly speaking, is there some distinction ...
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Is there a (EU) law that a written contract has to be in a certain language?

I live and work as a freelancer in country A. I am about to sign a contract with a company that has its offices in country B. They therefore insist on having the contract written in language B. Both ...
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Why do lease agreements commonly prohibit animals and also specifically prohibit reptiles?

I was reading over my lease agreement and noticed the following clause: No animals or reptiles of any kind may be kept in or about the leased premises. I thought it odd that the language seems to ...
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What are the differences between the terms “act”, “law”, and “regulation”?

Is there any difference between "act", "law", and "regulation"? Are they interchangeable? Is "law draft" acceptable to use to refer to a "bill"? Is that legalese and common to use in legal documents?
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What's the difference between the use of terms “decree” and “decision”?

I have heard that "decree" is only used in the presidential level (Presidential Decree) while in the lower agencies we use "decision", e.g. 'decision of the Minister', 'decision of the Head of People'...
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Are the terms “stipulate” and “determine” interchangable in legal texts?

Are "stipulate" and "determine" interchangeable? Can I say, "the Government Regulation is determined by the Presidential Decree", for instance, or simply use "stipulated" instead? I read on the ...
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What is the legal interpretation of “does not bear all of the following”?

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, the definition of an abandoned vehicle includes: Motor Vehicle...That is left unattended on or along a highway or other public property for more than forty-...
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The controlling language in German employment contracts

I am about to be employed in Germany under an American company which has a branch office in Germany. Recently I got a contract from them that has side-by-side translations with German on the left ...
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Formal language for victims in criminal cases

Is there a term of art for the "victim" in a criminal case? I've done a bit of searching, but can't really find an accurate answer. Often victims are lumped together with witnesses. The reason that ...
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Is it legal to swear at school?

First, is it legal to use profane language in school (specifically a high school in California, United States)? Also, what is the maximum punishment allowed for a student using profanity (assume the ...
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What conventions or traditions concern translation of legal abbreviations?

I am currently working on a legal translation, a judgment from Estonian to English. What is the conventional solution with regard to translating abbreviations of acts? In my situation, there's the ...
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What are the implications of the USA not having an official language?

The USA doesn't have an official language, though in practice everything is in English and some things also in Spanish (and once in a while some services are provided in other languages too). I don't ...