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Posting disgusting but true facts about a private person constitutes what crime?

Person A's life is a soap opera. He got tricked in to paying child support for someone else's children by a woman who married, then ditched him. He was then kicked out of his condo by his adopted ...
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What is the definition of computer virus by law?The definition seems to be broad

According to theITAct the definition of computer virus as givenhere says that it is any information that executes itself as soon as another program is started.Now many apps are set to autostart with ...
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Is there some kind of universal Terms of Service and Privacy policy to disclaim any kind of liability while testing startup ideas?

I've seen this kind of disclamer a lot: THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, ...
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Is it legal to record your parents at home?

Is it legal for a minor to make an audio recording of his parents engaging in abuse? If so, is it also legal once that child is an adult for him to publicize those recordings? Interested in U.S. law, ...
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Do non-criminal investigations require consent of the subjects?

Besides criminal investigation, there are other kinds of investigation: journalism investigation, insurance investigation, social worker investigation, etc. Due to the nature of investigation, ...
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Advertising in mobile apps and proof of consent

What does CCPA require for proof of consent to display advertising in mobile applications (vs a web site), especially for apps that do not create a user profile? Hypothetically, would it be sufficient ...
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Is this a one of the only ways to legally avoid data privacy laws for payment processing?

Stripe offers a checkout system where there is a stripe hosted page. Here I am redirecting the user to stripe's page for payment. So in that case I am not collecting anything . I am just redirecting ...
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Third party responsibility in CCPA

The CCPA seems to demand $7500 for every user from California in the event of a data breach. Now my first question is with respect to the following case: A company uses Google's in app purchases. The ...
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GDPR compliance cookie-less Google Analytics and consent banner

I've been reading about GDPR a lot, and I have a bit of a confusion. I know I have to show a consent banner with an opt-in for enabling cookies related to Google Analytics. Frankly I would like to ...
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My roommate moved out but is still on the lease. Can they come and go without my permission if no longer living in

My roommate moved out of the apartment. Can she come and go without my permission since she is still on the lease but no longer living in the apartment. Can I change the door locks?
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How to make invalid declaration form?

I am planning to leave my company, but my manager forced me to sign the declaration form, the form contains, I will work part-time I will update new technology I will support continuously I will ...
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What potential lawsuits does the recent Expensify fiasco expose the company to?

As some of you may know just by checking your mailboxes, David Barrett, the CEO of Expensify, recently sent out a political endorsement e-mail to all of Expensify's users (supposedly, 10 million ...
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Is President Trump exposed to civil liability by releasing a (presumably) surreptitiously recorded version of his interview with 60 Minutes? [duplicate]

Here is a version of President Trump's interview with 60 Minutes. Assume President Trump or someone working for President Trump recorded this video with an I-Phone without knowledge by 60 Minutes. Is ...
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Is publication of classified information enough for a journalist to be compelled to reveal sources?

Based on my research so far, the United States has a rather interesting relationship with the press. Reporter's privilege is well-established in the case law, and every state except Wyoming has shield ...
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Is it legal for Microsoft to install software without user approval?

On several occasions, Microsoft had misled their users to forcefully install updates or unwanted programs (like Windows 10 on Windows 7 here, here, here, and here), it also has forcefully installed ...
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Is a cookie notice required for analytics?

Note: I've been directed here from Meta.SE I'm using GoSquared for my website analytics. I've visited quite a few sites using Google Analytics but they don't have a cookie policy or a cookie banner/...
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If a New Mexico anonymous LLC must register in California as a foreign LLC (for doing business in CA), does the LLC lose its anonymity?

If a New Mexico anonymous LLC is required to register in California as a foreign LLC because it does business in the state of California, does that company as a whole lose some or all of its anonymity?...
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Video surveillance of dedicated laboratory rejected by single employee [Germany]

We have a dedicated laboratory with very expensive and sensitive equipment. When handled incorrectly, they can cause serious harm to the user or others in the laboratory. Our department consists of 5 ...
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Do initials count as personal data?

If I had a database of customer names and I'm to transfer it to another party, how much scrubbing can be done until it's no longer personal information? If I abbreviated customer names like John Doe ...
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Are there any laws around viewing the messages of the members of a site you own?

If I build a website that has a messaging feature between users, what laws are there governing my behavior as the owner of the website? That is to say, I am the sole moderator and database ...
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Why is my GDPR (a.17) request not fulfilled?

For over a year, I'm trying to get "wordpress.org" to delete my personal data from their bugtracker (the pseudonym is linked to my full personal address). According to https://wordpress.org/...
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How to purchase a set of legal docs for my new forum [closed]

I am about to launch a forum, and am in need of the "entire package" of legal docs to keep me best defended from trouble with people who will get their feelings hurt by someone talking ...
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Employer suddenly decided to use finger prints for clocking in and out. Can I refuse?

I work in a retail store with about 20 staff members. Usually 3-8 work at a time. The job isn't meant to be permanent and pays close to minimum wage. All of a sudden they are adding a fingerprint ...
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Is it illegal if someone posts a photo of me that was taken by their front doorbell without me knowing?

I was given an address from someone who owes me money. I went to the address and rung the door bell, a lady answered the door. I asked if Tom was there, she replied no and no Tom lives here. I ...
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Is there a US law requiring companies to provide the government with access to their users' information?

So I've heard some people (even in media, I think) say that in the United States, there's some law (or regulation) about digital/technology companies saying that they must provide access to their ...
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If you want to study the basics of law, where should you start?

Should you focus on memorizing the individual laws, or read court cases, or come up with scenarios? Should you study from the point of view of a lawyer or an individual citizen? What if laws change? ...
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CPA leaked tax return details

A CPA that is supposedly working on my Tax application accidentally has uploaded some other people tax applications to my account on their "secured" platform. Now I am very worried that they ...
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Am I allowed to sell the reviews of my product to another company?

I ran a company which closed down two months ago. One of my former competitor's has contacted me about buying my branding, product formulations, and business name. They are not interested in my ...
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Does a certified letter proof the content?

My previous company has recently updated their website, and included pictures of the employees as well as events and reviews to boost their image. I don't know if they have asked permission to current ...
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When is it legal to be recorded? (UK)

The following occurred on private property, no civil servants involved and not illegal. There was an incident which the other side found funny and they decided to record me without my knowledge. When ...
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Is it illegal to distribute physical images of relatives (including minors) without consent?

My estranged father has produced a limited run of CDs for distribution (potentially for profit - unknown at this time) that include images of my son (a minor) and me on the sleeve, without my consent. ...
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How can a community based not-for-profit be sued?

This question Is normally illegal kink legal inspired me to ask this. The Metro Vancouver Kink Society is getting sued. In a short summary of events, one member of MVKS was accused of acting ...
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Dual citizenship and EU privacy law

Someone born in a non-EU country has acquired through inheritance European Union citizenship. They are now living in the EU as an EU citizen while still holding the previous citizenship . It is common ...
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Cookie consent compliance: disabling JavaScript and keyboard accessibility

I've noticed that most cookie consent solutions are JavaScript based, and when you have JS disabled, the cookie consent settings may not be accessible. Speaking of accessibility, some cookie consent ...
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Do users who are given another user's email address have obligations under GDPR?

I have an app/website which connects people into groups and then the group performs work in the real world. That work in the real world will occasionally require that group members talk to each other. ...
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Being the unintended recipient of an email; obliged to inform sender? [duplicate]

My real name seems to be very common in the US. I am UK based. I quite often get private emails not intended for me to my personal gmail account. They're not spam or phishing attempts. These have ...
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Secretly recorded audio to meeting with landlord and now starting a dispute against him. Can I submit it as evidence?

My ex-landlord preferred to communicate by in person meetings. I began covertly recording our meetings with the microphone on my phone. Only the audio was recorded, not the video. My ex-landlord was ...
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How can it be done? [closed]

In the UK, under the Snoopers Charter, how can the police hack into your phone? What would they see and how can it be done? Can it be done to any phone model?
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How to show an officer your insurance card?

When a police officer pulls you over, they always ask for the standard trifecta of documents; license registration, and proof of insurance. In ye olden days of yore, insurance companies used to mail ...
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Can a question of law be taken to a civil court, while not naming a specific defendant? [closed]

There exist known methods of surveilling people within their homes and elsewhere and even harassing them there that provide complete anonymity for the surveillor/harasser. If those means afford such ...
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Legality of Chaumian e-cash

In the 1980s, David Chaum, a cryptographer, came up with micropayment system that would achieve cryptographic transaction privacy. Later, in the 1990s, he attempted to build this system, but it did ...
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Can internet providers use navigation data for advertising / profiling?

My internet provider knows which sites I am connecting to (even if only the server names, when using https). Can they legally use that information for profiling / advertising? For instance, if they ...
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Is a warrant required to access your SMS activity in the UK?

How long is it saved and under what circumstances can it be retrieved by the state?
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Is it legal for a business to store and use my payment information in a way that I can't edit, remove, or otherwise control?

I recently moved from a townhouse where I used Waste Management for my trash and recycling pick up. The apartment I moved into takes care of trash so last month I canceled the service, got a phone ...
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Photos taken inside private home by guest without permission

Alice meets Bob on a dating app and invites him to her place to have good time with him. Bob takes photos of the place's interior (walls, furniture etc.) without Alice's knowledge (and so without her ...
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Landlord wants access to CCTV footage after we leave and possibly in realtime while we live there

Not sure if this question belongs here, so apologies in advance if I have made a mistake. My landlord has asked me to purchase a CCTV camera to be placed above the front door. We have had a few ...
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At first UK, then EU, then GERMANY, then GDRP, now LGPD … How far we will be enforced to comply with other countries extraterritorial laws? [closed]

(these are somehow related questions: 1, 2, 3; but not duplicate ). Also, if you downvote, please comment the reason of downvoting, and don't see the rant where it is not. Original question: We (...
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Can employer collect and share employee data such as skin colour?

In an attempt to make the workforce more "diverse", our employer has announced that they will start "collecting and sharing" [sic!] employee data such as ethnicity and gender. This,...
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GitHub - Can I legally commit proprietary source code in a private repository?

I maintain an open-source application project, which I committed in a public GitHub repository. The source code I wrote is open-source (under MIT license) and owned by me, however it depends on a ...
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Privacy policy pop up in China

There is a new New Privacy Policy Requirements For Mobile Apps In China. One of rules is "They must be in a pop-up message, either on your landing or login page." Can a full screen be ...

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