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Can I sue my credit union for giving out personal account information to someone who I explicitly said I did not want to have access to my account? [closed]

I have been suing my ex-spouse for the division of marital property for several years now and they have ignored several motions to compel regarding discovery related to their finances and bank ...
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On Forming an LLC in a State with Greater Privacy Protection

I live in Virginia and plan on starting a small LLC publishing company. For privacy reasons, I would like to establish the LLC, in either Delaware or Wyoming which does not require the name nor the ...
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Is a name of person in an blog interview personal identifiable information that requires author disclosure in privacy policy?

Lets say one has a blog and makes an in person interview with someone. The blog mentions this person name. The interview then is posted to the blog. Except for that,blog doesn't collect anything from ...
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Florida Photography Privacy Law: Company Employee Taking Pictures of Me Without My Consent [closed]

Looking for any guidance on this issue. It was one of those "Get three free nights at a hotel, all you gotta do is attend the 2hr mandatory sales pitch! :)" demon packages. But some bs went ...
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Common reporting standard

I have a question that I still have no answer for. I know that countries have a mutual agreement called Common Reporting Standard which is thought for fiscal transparency, but how does it operate? If ...
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In which US states are hush money payments illegal?

I was just reading something from the New Yorker magazine which stated: “Paying hush money is not a crime under New York state law,” Mark Pomerantz, a lawyer who worked in the D.A.’s office, wrote, ...
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Can I get into trouble for posting information about a sex offender?

In the vicinity where I reside in Arizona, a neighbor who is classified as a level 2 sex offender has chosen to establish a towing recovery business operating from his residence. Despite the absence ...
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Is Berliner Sparkasse's request for the list of all members of "Jewish Voice for a Just Peace" lawful?

Novara media published an article titled "Germany Is Seizing Jews’ Money Again It’s fine, they’re pro-Palestine" by James Jackson The bank [Berliner Sparkasse] demanded a list of the names ...
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A third-party turned over information about me to a party in a case that I am not involved in. What recourse do I have?

A civil lawsuit is going on that I am not a party to. The Plaintiff in that case issued a subpoena to a third-party company whose services I use. The third-party company contacted me and informed me ...
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Are private tutors such as princeton review/kaplan subject to FERPA non-disclosure laws (United States)?

Are private tutors such as princeton review/kaplan tutors subject to FERPA privacy (United States)?
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"Secure browsing" and the law

With all the tools legally available to “secure” one’s connection to the internet nowadays, why aren’t government organizations like the FBI taking any legal action against the companies and people ...
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Is audio recording a promise made by another person legal in the US?

If a person made a promise to do or not to do something, and I'm telling the person that I'm audio recording his verbal promise (because I wanted to use this as evidence in court in case that person ...
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How do I keep my web site out of Europe?

Say I want to publish a web page that includes URLs for for Google-hosted font files in its stylesheet. If your user agent deigns to, it can download those font files and display the page with them. ...
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Is there some kind of law that even if data is legally compiled from public sources, it is illegal to collect too much and share it?

There are tools like OSINT or just plain old web-scraping which could allow you to harvest a lot of data. Let’s say you never harvest data in an illegal way, so technically all the data you compile is ...
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What are the risks (if any) of not having terms and conditions and a privacy policy on a web app?

I'm making a web app which: is a personal project, is open source, is completely free, doesn't have any kind of login system (users can't create accounts), doesn't collect personal user data, doesn't ...
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Can I use the MIT license as Terms and Conditions on a personal project

I'm making a web app which: is a personal project, is open source, is completely free, doesn't have any kind of login system (users can't create accounts), doesn't collect personal user data, doesn't ...
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Is it legal to sell emails?

Recently a client offered to buy the emails I had received prior to a specific date: not just addresses, but the actual messages. The client did not specifically ask for private or business ...
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Is there some law that requires businesses to erase your financial information after a period of time?

So for context, during the year 2021 I had a gym membership with Vasa fitness. At the end of 2021, I cancelled the membership (properly, there was no charges after this for years). Now a few days ago, ...
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Am I required to disclose that my injury happened on someone else's property?

I recently injured my hand and needed surgery. The injury happened on my father-in-law’s boat. There was no negligence on his part; I simply banged my hand on a railing while jumping in the water with ...
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How can you tell if an application author or user is the one controlling or processing data?

Say I produce a tool that a user can enter a bunch of personal data into to accomplish some task. Say I distribute it as an EXE file or a web site or an app, but the tool does all its thinking and ...
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What are some reasonable requests, if someone doesn't want to be in a video of others vlog when walking on street, which shared online in California?

Let's say Bob is walking on the street and he notices that someone is doing vlog walking by, which holding a stick with Insta360 camera (captures everything around the cam). What are some options for ...
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How to interpret "non-affiliated third parties" in privacy policies

Privacy policies frequently have phrases like this one: <ACME Co.> will not share your non-public personal information with unaffiliated third parties without your consent To a layman like me, ...
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Is it legal to hide a recording device in a public place to collect evidence if an item is stolen?

Is it legal to hide an inexpensive smartphone or other recording device in a public place in order to obtain evidence if an item such as a bicycle is stolen?
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What's the legal difference between a security camera and filming on your smartphone?

In the Netherlands you should not have your security cameras record the public space (e.g. the road in front of your house), basically because recording the public space would infringe on people's ...
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Can a school force me to use cloud services I don't agree to?

I am currently studying and my school only allows certain cloud services from a third-party for assignment submissions. I do not agree to the TOS of such cloud services (cloud storage services) and ...
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Do you need consent when taking a screenshot during a video conference?

In a state that has "all party consent" laws when it comes to recording conversations, does taking a screenshot during a video conference (e.g. Zoom, Google Meet, etc.) require consent from ...
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Who can check sperm donor history in California?

Let's say Tom was a sperm donor in college. Now he is getting married. Can anyone besides Tom (e.g. Tom's wife) has access to Tom's sperm donation history? Can offspring/family of offspring have ...
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Collecting Pseudonymous order information without consent - GDPR

Could I store a copy of very basic Pseudonymous order data in a non-essential place (Google Analytics) without user consent to essential cookies (which normally loads Google Analytics)? Either: Order ...
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Do I have right to refuse to talk to the receptionist and only talk to the doctor?

In Switzerland, to visit even general family doctor it is normally required to make an appointment in advance that usually means to make a phone call. The chat with the receptionist is normally quite ...
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Which Swiss privacy laws prevent my wife from registering me with the family doctor?

My wife failed to register the doctor appointment for me, because the reception refused to speak to her citing the "privacy laws". It is a normal generic family doctor to go for common cases,...
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Would this YouTuber potentially be in legal trouble for filming in a public place?

Brendan Kavanagh, YouTuber pianist, was performing in a "public" place which appears to be a shopping mall in the U.K. and he was being filmed. A few people asked not to be filmed and at ...
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How can someone exercise their right to a copy of their data from a company? [closed]

I’m familiar with GDPR; in Utah it appears the analogous law is the Consumer Protection Act. In principle, I thought that GDPR gives anyone the right to request a copy of the data a company has about ...
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Which countries guarantee right to anonymous communication? Have there been court cases validating the right?

I know many countries still have burner phones - i.e phones or SIM Cards which aren't tied to any identifiable person? Are there countries which guarantee right to anonymous communication? Are there ...
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Can the criminal records of a person who has died be expunged?

Suppose that someone was murdered in Arizona, but resided in California. Prior to their death, this person had been convicted of misdemeanors and felonies. Can the executor of this deceased person's ...
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Can a PO box address be used as the registered address for a sole proprietorship in India?

Can a PO box be used as the registered address for a sole proprietorship? My business operates from home and it's totally online, and I prefer not to disclose my personal residence, while if my ...
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Are there penalties for someone who films you without your permission? [duplicate]

If someone films you in passing, is there any action that can reasonably be taken, if you did not want to be filmed and they did not ask for permission?
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Is it legal to request an ID when applying for residential housing?

Is it legal according to Swiss law to request a full copy of an ID when applying to view residential housing? Swiss agencies often organize viewings for candidate tenants of residential homes. In ...
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Bizarre boots-on-ground investigation by FBI: transparency and recourse

Alfred is one day contacted by a shopkeeper he befriended, who warned him that an FBI agent had visited his place of work inquiring about his presentation, behaviour etc. He is shortly then also ...
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US: Can a website with a contact form but no privacy policy get sued

I've seen business websites where the founders are literally lawyers, and their websites do not have a privacy policy. Their websites do have a contact form where users enter their email, message, ...
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Right to be forgotten on internet forums [closed]

I was recently tricked by an admin into getting booted off a forum of his where I had been active for years. This happened in a thread (my last) where this admin claims a number of things that are at ...
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What are the rights of the school to deny my use of my own laptop?

My school has district laptops for all the students. The laptops have recently been fitted with Classwize, a screen monitoring app which gives the teacher the ability to lock certain apps and/or ...
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Which EU country's regulation is applied when doing direct marketing from country A to a legal or natural person in country B?

So I'm wondering which country's legislation is used when, for example, a company from Sweden would do electronic direct marketing to another company in, say, Germany. Assuming that Sweden and Germany ...
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Is it legal to photograph someone in private after they withhold consent?

Follow-up question to Is it legal to photograph someone in public after they explicitly withhold consent? From the above question, it's legal to photograph someone in public even if they withhold ...
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What are the minimum required legal obligations for US citizens?

I'm writing a work of fiction. Imagine a remote wilderness location in the US, during contemporary times. There is a self-sufficient community living out a farming lifestyle and relying on 19th ...
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Can the school force me to log into my social media accounts?

I live in the UK and go to a public school. Sometimes the school will force students to log into the social media account because there might be some cyberbullying. Is this legal if they have a reason?...
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Expectation of privacy in public place where cellphones are forbidden

This question pertains to whether someone can record me without my consent in MA. The location is an amusement park, which is a private space open to the public. Suppose that we go on a roller coaster ...
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Does my website have to comply with the legislation of every country in the world?

I have a website (cad-gis.online) running on an apache2 server on my raspberry pi connected to my router in Germany. It has some pretty simple html and css content and two javascripts using leaflet ...
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Is information personal if it can only identify a person in concert with other information?

We are a Canadian company outside Quebec with a minority of customers in that province. We are trying to tighten up our compliance with Quebec's Law 25 on Privacy. The law says: Personal information ...
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If this has nothing to do with GDPR, is this acceptable legally?

I was advised to ask only one question per post. In my earlier post Does this action violate GDPR If a company is aware that a customer cannot provide a receipt, yet still requests their personal ...
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Multi Domain Cookies Consent —Special Category Data

Can cross domain cookie consent be applied to government websites which collect special category data? Or is there any legal\policy guidance covering the use of multi domain cookies consent for the EU?...
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