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Questions tagged [privacy]

For questions about freedom from unsolicited observation, or the collection, use and distribution of private information.

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Do user-generated content and votes count as personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

Do user-generated content and votes count as personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? For example, on Stack Exchange, do the questions, answers, comments, messages and ...
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GDPR: Is giving out customer name and implied existence of customership legal?

I'm an employee (software developer) for a company that acts a data processor, and the company that is a client and data controller has requested a feature that I find questionable. The purpose is to ...
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Divulging students' grades to third parties

In the U.S., I understand that it is illegal for teachers to divulge a student's grades to anyone with no legitimate claim to the information. Is it similarly illegal for parents to do that? In some ...
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Are the irritating web site warnings about cookies an intentional consequence of European legislation?

It seems that in the last couple of years, it has become standard for web sites to have irritating pop-over notifications that their web site uses cookies “to enhance your user experience” or ...
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If we anonymize Google Analytics IPs do we still need to ask for Cookie consent?

Trying to figure out the most light weight way to have Google Analytics on a site without having to ask for cookie consent. If we turn on IP Anonymization do we still need to ask for consent? If so ...
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To achieve ECTS credits at my school a student is forced to drop his/her right of privacy

Some background about the situation: I attend a vocational university (university of applied sciences) I live in the Netherlands - Europe We have a mandatory activity that provides us with ECTS ...
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Does the GDPR mandate that web sites provide access to cookie settings?

Cross referenced this question with SO just to get more technical perspective In this article it says with respect to: Google Analytics and GDPR consent to cookies and tracking: Based on a true ...
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Does CNNs cookie consent banner comply with the GDPR?

I just got done reading this cookie consent material and it says that we need to keep a record of cookie consent. It also says that the notification needs to allows users to opt in and out of ...
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How are the laws considering storing country details of visitors of my website? (calculated of their ip adresses)

I wanted to add the country of the people who left a review on a website but I was wondering how this regards towards the laws about privacy. I have been doing quite some research into this topic but ...
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Do mature minors have the right to privately consult with a medical professional?

The title should be relatively self-explanatory. Do mature minors (aged 16 or older) have a legal right to privately consult with a medical professional, free from the involvement of a parent, ...
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Landlord required to divulge tenant identity

A new law requires landlords to provide the following information about their tenants: Name Who is "head of household" Phone number Age (approximate) Then the tenant is required to go to the town ...
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Public record or PII

In the past, I had interactions via email with various boards of my town government. I recently noticed that printouts of these emails were scanned and added to the "meeting package" - a PDF document ...
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Can a one-time-pad provide legal immunity - (make data inadmissible) -?

IMPORTANT NOTE: This question is quite niche, I am not sure if this stack is the most relevant place, please inform me if there is a better place for it. To explain the question: I am asking if, a ...
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Connecting to a Network Equals Consent?

We have been presented with a proposed license agreement that claims that connecting to our organization's WiFi network constitutes consent for them to perform surveillance and install spyware on our ...
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Can a neighbor point cameras at our backyard and the back of our house?

We live in the hills. And the way our neighborhood is designed is as you go up the hill, there will be a house below you, and a house above you (which are side by side to your property). The elevation ...
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How to make data brokers delete my information without providing more information? Can I take legal action?

I've been reading this terrifying list of data brokers after finding my information in a Google search result. I want to reach out to the "high-priority" data brokers and get them to remove me from ...
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Congress and Trump's Tax Filings [closed]

I am very interested in Congress subpoenaing the IRS for Trump's individual Tax Return for the last 6 years. I realize they have oversight. But it would look to me as an one outside of the law ...
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What should happen if I ask Proxy / VPN provider about their service illegal use against me? [closed]

Let's say I am running a website that somebody is trying to hack, from the logs I got that he is using mostly VPN servers of X company. So, even if the VPN company adverts themselves for being 100% ...
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Is it legal for tax company to fail to protect my tax info from former spouse?

I file taxes with H&R Block. I divorced in 2016. My ex-spouse logged into H&R Block 4/13/19 and was able to view my 2016 and 2017 taxes. An H&R Block associate instructed me to contact ...
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'Right to be forgotten' denied due to insufficient identification

I registered for a free online service with fake data while being underage. Years later I request to have the account deleted, using the e-mail address I registered with. However, to identify me as ...
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Is there a general business equivalent of “stage names” or “pen names”

And by that I mean: a situation where an individual can conduct their general business activities privately within a proprietorship under a fictitious "pseudonym" or via proxy? Though I'd imagine if ...
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Access to sensitive information of employees as a fellow employee

I'm a programmer who works closely with an engineering firm to create tools for the automation of business processes. One of which I'm working on currently requires that have the access (although I ...
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Concealing Medical Conditions from Employer

If an employer asks an employee or prospective employee to fill out and sign a health declaration form (very common in the medical field) like this. If the employee is afraid that revealing their ...
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Is it okay to store user locations?

I know it might sound quite bad. But here I explain the whole situation. I'm developing a mobile application based on visiting different places. And I would store in some database (surely AWS) all ...
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EU Cookie Law: Consent required in addition to accepted privacy policy

According to iubenda [1], a cookie consent is required in mobile apps too, though I did not see many apps following this advice yet. The realization of such a cookie consent on web sites is typically ...
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Is it a violation of GDPR law to email personnel gathered from hunter.io?

I'm a web developer working on a project for a client. The project is a directory of sustainable companies (enviromental-friendly companies). The project is only launching now. The companies listed ...
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Is it a breach of UK law to film without permission in a swimming pool? [duplicate]

At the leisure centre I work at I caught someone filming in a busy pool with a goPro. I have been wondering whether this was merely a despicable and insensitive act on their part, or a straight up ...
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Is name and shame legal on Facebook?

On Facebook, there are various landlords communities. I have seen landlords post messages such as: Do not rent your property to this person, first name, last name, how this person looks like and etc. ...
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Gawker vs. Hulk Hogan sex tape case and the 1st amendment

I'm a little confused about this case. Doesn't being recorded in your own home, or someone elses for that matter, require consent? Isn't there a reasonable expectation of privacy when you're not in ...
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Can a sysadmin ever read emails or PMs on his server, when secrecy of correspondence is in the constitution?

There is another question here that asks something similar, but apparently it refers to the US, where secrecy of correspondence doesn't seem to exist, at least according to this article on Wikipedia: ...
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How the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) impacts a non-Californian business?

January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect. The CCPA applies to any business anywhere in the U.S. or the world that does business in the state of California. Could ...
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In case of using what communication channels a person does not have a reasonable expectation of privacy?

In what scenario(s) a person doesn't have a reasonable expectation of privacy? sending a traditional letter or parcel via the U.S. post using work email account for sending private emails making a ...
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Is it illegal to masturbate inside public toilet behind closed door out of view from the public?

I suspect someone is doing that but it is hard to catch him because it is illegal to install surveillance camera in the toilet. Putting that aside, is this act that should be done in private at home ...
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Is information only about financial transactions personally identifiable in terms of GDPR?

I am creating application where you can manage your incomes/expenses e.g. on eBay. Main functionality is: create new item and specify price you've payed to get it set price that you've All other ...
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Should all gdpr related documents be translated to all official EU languages?

I wrote application localized in Ukrainian language , which is not one of the official European Union languages. Since I reside in the EU territory I need to comply with gdpr. This application is ...
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Recording Conversations at Work

We have a problem employee who we found out is recording phone conversations with other employees, including their manager, without knowledge or consent. The employee is in the US state of Georgia, ...
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Is geocoding an IP address but not storing it considered processing under GDPR?

As a data controller who intends to be GDPR compliant, if someone visits my website a request is made to my server with their IP address. If I geocode the IP address to get the visitor's country and ...
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Can I legally live stream or publish a Stratego game video without permission?

I play imperfect information games, such as Stratego. Live streaming and publishing on YouTube / Twitch is a thing nowadays. On gaming sites, people use avatars that do not directly identify their ...
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Facial Recognition Data of Minors

I have a cool app a couple of high school librarians use. It's pretty simple: students scan their IDs when they enter and leave the library. Librarians then can then see who's in the library at any ...
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Do Bitcoin nodes need consent to store EU citizen's personal data?

The Bitcoin blockchain stores data about bitcoin users. This includes: There bitcoin address, which is linkable to their identity via blockchain analysis Transactions they have made This would seem ...
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Would revealing/storing whether or not an EU customer uses a service violate the GDPR?

Some web services will notify the user if the account name they are entering exists or not. However, I am wondering if this would be legal? For example, if someone entered the email address of someone ...
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Should I have a privacy policy on my personal website?

Assuming I have a personal website that I maintain, without offering users the possibility to log in, nor giving them the option to post any content of their own, should I design a privacy policy? ...
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In what languages do I make the legal pages of my website

I have a website in Spanish as the main language (and other languages) but with users from many countries and languages, and I want to know if according to the law I am obliged to present legal pages ...
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Does an admin have the right to read private messages in social media and apply TOS?

In online communities (like forums, social networks, platforms like Stack Exchange, etc.), can a user be banned because of something they have written in a private message? If so, when does the ...
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Can a woman sue a person who informs her child about the abortions she has had?

If an adult has knowledge of how many abortions that a woman has had in her lifetime and that adult was to inform a child of that woman about her abortions and this leads to that child suffering ...
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Should I be concerned my vpn server provider is based in the U.K.?

I understand in this age that there are several uses for vpns. As such I did some research and decided to use nord as they seemed popular and claimed to not log. However when I connect to certain ...
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Privacy Policy for my App - asked by Client's Legal Department

My company has a B2B mobile app on iOS/Google Play. Our app links to our privacy policy on our corporate website which is encouraged/required by iOS/Android these days. My Client needs to make sure ...
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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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Must an American company comply with Australian surveillance law?

So there is a law called Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Act 2018 that was recently made law in Australia. From what I have heard about it, it allows the ...
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Is lawyer going to be prosecuted if it is proven that he/she certainly knew that his/her client is guilty but continued to deny it in court? [duplicate]

If, say, during the process a client, who is accused of committing a murder, admits that he did it to the lawyer and demonstrates some undeniable proofs, like video of him committing a murder in a ...