Questions tagged [privacy]

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

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Data Subject Rights under GDPR

I am having an Android App which uses Advertising networks and other Analytics services. Now under the GDPR the data controller which is me in my case is required to provide some rights to the user ...
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GDPR - Is having a PDF with fields to fill out classed as data?

I have a website which has a link to a PDF form which users can print out and fill in. I'm wondering if somewhere I need to a statement in my privacy policy which justifies this?
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Using Personal data before consent

I am having an Android App which is going to use some services such as Google Analytics, Firebase etc. I have a thought of having two different consent screens for different region user such as EU ...
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Legality of online publishing of public records containing home addresses of large #'s of people?

Suppose that: (1) a person living in Washington state receives a large number of documents from a public records request, each containing names and mailing addresses (for hundreds of thousands of ...
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Is it illegal to intentionally design a social network that can't comply with right-to-be-forgotten (and possibly other laws)?

If I intentionally design (and program) a social network that uses a technology (blockchain,...) which does not allow for alteration / erasing of user data, what happens in case of a right-to-be-...
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Privacy on stolen laptop

On slashdot.org the following case was discussed: A owns a laptop, and has software installed that allows to log into the laptop remotely. B steals the laptop, and uses it to log into their Facebook ...
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User consent required under GDPR

I am having an Android app which uses certain Analytics services such as Google Analytics, Firebase etc. These services collect certain information from the user. For this reason I have drafted a ...
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Force third party to delete ssn from database

I erroneously gave my ssn to a recruiter working for a tech recruitment company. They asked for it because they needed it to post me for a bank job. At least that's what they claimed. Long story ...
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GDPR - Withdrawn user consent

I have been reading alot about user consent management according to the GDPR and one problem I can't see solved anywhere is managing withdrawn consent. The user gives his consent to use his data and ...
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Is recording of other people in a work context without permission legal in Romania?

I am shortly going to Romania to perform an IT Audit. As an auditor, we often have to deal with people who become hostile towards us. For my own protection, in the United Kingdom I always video ...
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What information about a person are private and what are public?

What information of a person I may write on my web site without special permission from that person? Lets take 'Steve Jobs', you can find a lot of websites where you can find date of birth, name, ...
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How should I notify Human Resources of revocation of consent to a background check?

I submitted consent for the purpose of background check to a very established organization, which outsourced the process of background checking to another organization. Let's call them HireWrong. ...
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What is the punishment for misusing Aadhar card details in India.?

Some unknown person created an online account with my Aadhar card details and booked a room with that account. I guess the person is the PG owner to whom I gave my Aadhar card to photocopy as proof ...
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Is it illegal to use a proxy chain in the UK?

As you are all aware about the whole Facebook fiasco.... I am now wanting to be as anonymous as I can online, one method I found was to use a proxy chain. I am just wondering if it is legal in the UK ...
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Is a security guard at an IRS office legally allowed to demand to see my cell phone?

This is sort of related to this other question but in this case it is about a cell phone and about entering a government (IRS) office. I visited an IRS field office in Worcester (Massachusetts, USA) ...
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Is it legal to track a scammer's IP address?

One of my contacts has messaged me asking for help about a scam. He was saying that one same person keeps harassing him with scam messages threatening to put some videos of him online if he doesn't ...
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Is it illegal for a search engine to not provide an option to opt out of saving search history?

Currently Bing search has no option unlike Google search to opt out of saving history. Although Bing search can be set to not save history, it still saves the history of the user in the Microsoft ...
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Can I build an iPhone app that generates cryptocurrency income without the user's consent or knowledge?

I had an idea of an iPhone app but I'm not sure if the methods are entirely legal, for that reason I thought id come here to ask. Where I live in Canada it can get pretty cold so I had the idea of ...
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How does one exercise their GDPR related rights?

In May, GDPR will become effective and have a global impact on how personal data is handled. Article 20 of the GDPR requires complying systems provide Data Portability. If a European citizen was to ...
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Is there a UK equivalent to the USA's FERPA?

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) describes rights students have to their private records in the United States. Is there an equivalent for students in the United Kingdom?
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What legal reason is there to publicize Michael Cohen's client list?

As a lay person I'm a little shocked at the proceedings with the Michael Cohen raid, as it clearly has some issues with attorney client privilege. While it may have bearing on the court case, and I'...
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Is it legal to copy a website's terms of use?

I was wondering if it's legal to copy a website's "Terms of Use" policy, and then use it on your own website?
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Does the FTC Act of 2006 require utility companies to verify an account holder's identity?

The gas company wanted me to give them my SSN to start service. Naturally, I refused. I was told that they were required by law to verify my identity, and offered me the alternative of submitting a ...
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Is it legal to ask someone their birthday in an interview?

I'm applying for a job where they want a lot of personal details from me. The HR rep specifically asked me for my birth date. I heard this is illegal, is it true? If relevant, the question was asked ...
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Are chat logs against the new european GDPR?

Is keeping logs of chats (e.g. IRC, in this specific case Twitch chat) against the new European General Data Protection Regulation? I know you can't save data which can be linked to a natural person ...
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Can a student send a personal email on school campus without scrutiny by administration?

Is the following scenario legal Let's say that there is a student A, who sends student B in a personal email but on school campus and on school wifi. Student A's email includes derogatory description ...
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Lohnsteuerbescheinigung - income tax certiicate

I currently live and work in Germany and I would like to apply for a tax return. I have asked for help on a forum (in doing the paperwork) and one person wrote to me that she can help me out for a ...
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What is the process of requesting collected personal information for a major company online?

Recently I took a personal trip to a resort and theme park a large company owns in the US. As a US citizen, I have the right to request any and all personal information digitally and physically ...
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Does the failure to honour an express refusal invalidate prior claims of having implied consent?

Suppose a local health district (LHD) has used a patient's electronic medical record (eMR) for training purposes. Upon learning that they have done this, the patient is displeased and tells them so. ...
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Catherine Middleton topless pictures ruling - why €100k in damages?

As currently reported in the press, Catherine Middleton (the Duchess of Cambridge) sued the French magazine Closer for publishing topless photos of her sun-bathing, and she and her husband were ...
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Can a doctor/nurse legally force me to take a drug test?

I am in California, and had an appointment today to establish care with my new doctor. The nurse checking me in noticed my high blood pressure and sores on my face from psoriasis, both conditions ...
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Does any host provider currently comply with GDPR?

According to Rec.81; Art.28(1)-(3) of the GDPR regulation, "The carrying-out of processing by a processor should be governed by a contract or other legal act under Union or Member State law, binding ...
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If I’ve no WhatsApp account am I still a node on their social graph? And if so can I request to be deleted?

I have never used WhatsApp so I have never shared my phone’s contacts with them or consented to their terms. Many of my friends and family do use WhatsApp and they will all have me in thier contacts ...
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Are social network companies legally permitted to tell police about users at risk of suicide?

In the United States, do social network companies have the legal right to provide user information directly to police, without order or subpoena, when such users post content about depression and self-...
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Is it legal to launch a phishing attack for educational purposes?

Currently I'm doing a internet security-related research for education. We've planned to make a public free WiFi and make a phishing website to phish login credential. We've use Facebook as our first ...
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Can we copyright a product without revealing our identity?

What I want to ask is if we can have product copyrighted without the public knowing our identity (only the government would know) or we can be traced back by our copyrighted product? Example like does ...
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Photographing private or special property from public places

In the US, does a person photographing private property (houses, farms etc.) while standing on public ground (road, park etc.) commit any offence? If they do not, will they commit any offence by ...
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Expungement of Arrest and Court Records after Death

If someone with a few criminal arrests and deferred sentences passes away, can a friend or family member have these Misdemeanor and Felony arrest records expunged on behalf of the person who passed ...
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Is it legal to intercept 2.4Ghz communications (wifi 802.11) in the UK?

Is it legal to intercept radio communications in the 2.4Ghz band in the United Kingdom?
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Does the Commonwealth of Australia Privacy Act 1998 apply to CV reference companies

I asked a company that purported to be operating out of Perth called CV Check about which legislation applied them. This was their response: CVCheck will only obtain information from an ...
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Getting New York based company to delete my personal information

I registered with Topresume.com and uploaded a copy of my resume. I found their service to be poor and according to the Privacy Policy they may sell information to third parties. Is there any laws in ...
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Can I process the e-mails from my own e-mail account to make statistics?

I'm working on a project for a company and I’m not sure if it's legal. I've made a system that automatically analyses my e-mail account and then displays statistics like: -Most common senders -Most ...
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Two Party Consent over State Lines

In Illinois, we have a two-party consent law on phone calls, requiring both parties to agree to being recorded. (Or, it seems, simply be told "This call may be recorded for ___ purposes", and you ...
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Verification of a contract

A university has a contract with the government. Does a university need to confirm the existence of a contract when the third party asks?
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Someone has a video of me doing drugs. Is there legal protection against its release?

It's a bit like slander, except there is no false information. I wanted to Google whatever this may be called to see what my options are if this video is ever released. I'm stumped as to what to ...
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Is Running Tor software legal in Europe?

What is the legality of doing the following, under European and, in particular, Spanish law? Using the Tor browser Setting up a Tor relay Setting up a Tor exit node
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Are partner notification laws in conflict with HIPAA?

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) requires health care providers only share medical information with family members under the patient's consent. However regarding HIV/AIDS ...
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Would I be liable for any illegal traffic that comes through my VPN?

Say I hosted a virtual private network somewhere on a cloud hosting provider, say an amazon aws server. If I shared access to that VPN to other people (say for simplicity's sake, 5 friends), someone ...
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Is it legal to ask users to pay for exporting their data?

I have a RescueTime account (rescuetime.com) and I want to export all of my data with its API. However based on my experimentation the API can access data of only three most recent months. If I want ...
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Sharing rent information [closed]

I want to create a website in UK where people can share what they pay for rent at the address they currently stay. This would be community-driven and work like glassdoor (a website for sharing your ...