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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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Consent to be recorded in public [duplicate]

I'm a little confused as to how the law is applied to this question. On the one hand, the right to privacy only extends to your home or immediate surroundings in places like public restrooms (the ...
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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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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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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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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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If a company notifies you that calls may be recorded, can you record the call?

Assuming a two-party consent state. If a company notifies you that all calls are (or may be) being recorded, can you then record your conversation with the customer service representative without ...
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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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Getting one company to delete my personal information

As a customer of Resumeble.com's resume-writing service, I uploaded a copy of my MA diploma. Later, when I wrote to them and told them to delete all of my data containing information from documents I ...
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Is a B2B blacklist legal

We have a business client who is a non-payer and we've had enough. Is it legal to share details of this non-paying business to other businesses like mine? It wasn't mentioned anywhere in the ...
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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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Facebook vs GDPR - Private Messages I sent to others will never be deleted/erased from Facebook servers

I asked this question to Facebook: I would like to know how can I permanently delete private messages from both sides of the conversation. For example, conversations I had in the past with ...
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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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Can I count unique users without a cookie warning?

Is there a way to count (approximate) unique users on a website without having to display that silly cookie warning? The usual way to track unique users is to set a cookie. An alternative (less ...
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Is this privacy statement from a solicitors in line with GDPR?

I'm in the process of buying a house and have paid for a survey to be done on the property. I have received a contract from the solicitor who will be conducting the survey for me and will provide me ...
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Under GDPR, is an image of a person's face a “Special Category Data”?

I'm triyng to understand whether, under European GDPR, an image of a person's face is a "Special Category Data". From this image I could determine person's: ethnic origin (for example: from the ...
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What's the difference between “GDPR” “Privacy Shield” and “Safe Harbor”?

I'm getting confused on the differences between "GDPR", "Privacy Shield", and "Safe Harbor". Can someone please elaborate? I think Privacy Shield replaces "Safe Harbor" but I still don't understand ...
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GDPR: Citizens with Dual Nationality?

Do the GDPR Regulations apply to processing data of a citizen who has dual nationality?
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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 ...
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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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GDPR - Is consent really necessary for contact form?

I am looking for an answer that is supported by the GDPR, so please try to quote GDPR parts as you answer. The internet is on fire (developers especially) now that the GDPR is on strength. There are ...
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Does travelling through the US border with encrypted files break the law?

If I have encrypted files and I'm going to US, do I break any encryption import laws? Likewise, if I go out of US with those files, do I break any encryption export laws?
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Would it be legal to send an active electronics device through the postal system?

The active device would be a low power electronic device that is designed to log any attempt either failed or successful to view or tamper with the contents of a parcel from the time it leaves the ...
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Possible legal steps for psychological damage caused by a company

A friend of mine studies at an American university in the UAE. Recently, he was literally escorted out of the campus building on the premise that it was winter break. It is a common notion that the ...
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Leaving company and wiping personal data

I am new here please help and answer my question. In case you are leaving the company, you worked for, if you wipe your personal data such an email you logged on or data like the logs of the websites ...
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Is it proper to use “I” in a privacy policy?

I am creating a privacy policy for an app that I have developed by myself. Since there is no other person legally responsible, is it ok if I use the word "I" in the privacy policy? Extra info: This ...
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Help regarding revenge site/cyberstalking/cybersquatting [closed]

I am a victim of cyberstalking and cybersquatting by an ex. After I terminated our very short 3 month relationship, this person contacted my significant other, my separated spouse (unwanted, and they ...
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Can 3rd party websites share my personal information without my consent or knowledge?

I have stumbled across a few websites: https://www.truepeoplesearch.com/ https://www.familytreenow.com https://www.fastpeoplesearch.com www.truthfinder.com that contain a lot of detailed ...
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Is it really possible to use Google Analytics without consent, and if so, why exactly?

I'm asking about the GDPR and the European Union. Lots of websites claim that it is possible to use Google Analytics without asking for the user's consent. Even some answers here suggest that it is ...
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Oregon v Newcomb: warrantless searches for animal welfare

Oregon v. Newcomb: A dog is personal property under Oregon law. However, Oregon law simultaneously limits ownership and possessory rights in ways that it does not for inanimate property. Live ...
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GDPR: Do I have to mention MailChimp in the privacy policy of a website if the registration form is only linked?

If I use MailChimp to send out newsletters and on my website I link to the registration form hosted on the MailChimp server, but don't embed it, do I need a MailChimp section in the privacy policy of ...
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Fee for Subject Access Request to GCHQ, Data Protection Act 2018

When making a Subject Access Request to GCHQ I was told that I would have to pay a fee for this Request. The GDPR does not allow for such a fee, while the UK Data Protection Act does(Part 4 – Chapter ...
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Does GDPR apply to location data collected by apps?

I've just been reading this article in the New York Times which expounds on the business practices of mobile apps which collect your location data and use it/sell it. The article gives examples of ...
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Organizational rights to access users' emails?

An administrator over the Google Apps (Gmail) account within my organization had some concerns about a user and discovered some problematic emails. The user was suspended and Google Apps access ...
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What legal protections exist against doxxing in the UK

Doxxing is the unfortunately growing phenomenon of having your personal data posted on public web sites, or even in commercial media (newspapers, TV/radio etc.) What, if any, laws does this break in ...
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Licensing - can any intangible thing of value to which an individual holds exclusive rights be licensed?

Provided an intangible thing is of value and an individual holds the exclusive rights to that thing of value, is there any limitation to what can and cannot be licensed? Can an individual license ...
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HIPAA and Shared Medical Records

Is it against HIPAA regulations to not include records received from other clinics when a patient asks for a copy of their medical records to be sent to a new clinic? In other words, is it ok to only ...
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What is the difference between “private” and “confidential”?

It is often stated on the envelope of bank statements, or certain email messages: Private and Confidential Presumably, "Private" and "Confidential" are two different legal terms, hence the need to ...
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Changes to the privacy policy that require the user's consent: GDPR compliance

Suppose you have an online service, with a privacy policy that the users have accepted. Then at some point you want to introduce some changes to that privacy policy, in a way that requires the user's ...
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Private companies asking for Social Security Number?

I thought that the privacy act (HIPAA) forbade use of the Social Security Number, or even asking for it, except by banks and federal agencies. Nevertheless, I frequently get asked for my Social ...
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Closed Source License with No Liability?

I’m writing a closed source program with a small group of people. We will be distributing it without the code, but I’m worried about two things: If my program deletes the user’s files or causes any ...
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Private phone call recorded by company phone in UK

I work for a Company in the UK, and routinely recording conversations between customers and myself providing that they (the customer) give consent. A private phone call on my personal mobile phone ...