Questions tagged [regulations]

Regulations: these are typically used to refer to rules and administrative codes issued by governmental agencies at all levels, municipal, county, state and federal. Although they are not laws, regulations have the force of law, since they are adopted under authority granted by statutes, and often include penalties for violations.

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What is the legal mechanism by which the GDPR might apply to a business with no presence in the EU?

My family has a small side business selling some things through the internet. As far as I know, we aren't likely to have any customers who are EU citizens, but it's certainly not outside the realm of ...
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What is a "listed natural gas appliance"?

My landlord mentioned that I can have a grill on my balcony as long as it is fueled by natural gas. As he is a fireman, I'm assuming he has some knowledge of the relevant laws. But before dropping ...
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False advertising against seller's interest

15 USC 52 makes it illegal to disseminate a false advertisement. There are similar laws in each state. In every case that I am aware of successful false advertising charges, the false statement works ...
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How do laws affecting racial and gender justice programs work?

Recent COVID19 relief packages in the United States include racial justice measures, such as additional funds without repayment for farmers on the basis of race. Although the COVID19 relief itself ...
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What type of organizations are exempt from EEOC regulations?

What type of organizations are exempt from EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity) regulations? I know that very small businesses are usually exempt. How about non-profit organizations? How about ...
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Can online business in one country deny access via terms of service to entities in another country?

Can an American company state in their terms of service that if an entity is from a designated country they are not allowed to use the service? In other words would that be a legal and enforceable ...
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Is there a legal standard for the dimensions on a mailbox flag?

I am specifically referring to the red flag on many curbside mailboxes, generally made out of plastic, which is toggled when mail is delivered. I'm quite certain, regardless, that any recognizable ...
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Using hash functions to bypass Cold War-era crypto export restrictions

During the Cold War and up until late 1992, export restrictions prevented the distribution of strong cryptographically secure ciphers. These export restrictions required that all symmetric ciphers be ...
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Bitcoin service regulations

Most governments don't consider Bitcoin to be currency, so it's somewhat of a legal gray zone regarding regulation. I know most exchanges must follow KYC/AML systems because they trade with fiat too, ...
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How do I object to the FTC and Equifax settlement?

The FTC has a press release with some court documents at Equifax to Pay $575 Million as Part of Settlement with FTC, CFPB, and States Related to 2017 Data Breach. The release includes the link to the ...
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Can the terms of service contain a clause that instructs a user to forfeit their rights under the GDPR?

Suppose an American company wishes to do business with European parties. Could their terms of service say that as a user of their services the user forfeits any rights afforded to them by the GDPR ...
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Can I shoot my homemade bow and arrow in my backyard in Beaverton Oregon?

I have a PVC homemade bow in my backyard that I want to shoot. Can I shoot it at a target that is up against the fence? I will put cardboard around it, but I have neighbors on three sides of my house ...
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Options buying and selling on collectibles

Could I legally create a website that allows for the purchase of options on collectibles – baseball cards, for example? Let's assume it's on a collectible that fluctuates in value rather than ...
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I lost my DOT heavy truck logbook what do I do?

I have to keep a Class A driver log book even though I work in my local area driving logs. The log book is used to keep track of proper rest. I lost mine. What do I do?
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What are the consequences of mistakes of execution of laws?

Suppose a Public Servant states in correspondence, "This legislation requires..." and then incorrectly stipulates an action that is not in the law. I assume that most constitutions set out how ...
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In the US, what federal codes govern the operation of a shooting range?

I'm trying to understand what laws and codes give guidance for the operation of a shooting range. I'm particularly interested in the laws regarding hazardous materials (lead from the backstop(s)). ...
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Laws regarding amateur chemistry sets for lawful and safe exploration of science [closed]

Last week a squad of 20 members of the weapons of mass destruction division of the FBI shut down my block and raided my apartment. They didn't find what they'd expected to find (basically they found a ...
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Dropservicing business in the US - is this legal for industries like law, accounting/bookkeeping and other regulated industries?

I am looking to get into the business of dropservicing - finding a white label provider of certain services and then re-selling those services to retail customers. For myself, I'm sticking to ...
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When there is a legal requirement for someone to be 'qualified and competent' to carry out a job, how would this be tested?

The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 were recently introduced in England and require that landlords carry out an inspection and testing of the ...
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A company (EU) sells potentially dangerous chemicals to anybody. What can I do as a citizen?

I have read a report by a high-schooler doing "experiments" by injecting himself with custom-synthesized peptides (small proteins). I emailed the author who confirmed that his report was no joke. ...
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Are DBA / "trading as" names always different than legal names?

In many jurisdictions, any "trading as", DBA ("doing business as") or similar "ficitonal" or "pseudonymous" names of a company or other legal entity have to be registered. The assumption e.g. on ...
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Where can I find regulations for establishing shooting (firearm) schools in the UK?

Are there set laws or regulations that govern the setup of a clay pigeon school in the United Kingdom. If so, where can I find the specifications.
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Is Mark Zuckerberg subject to questioning by every U.S. senator, or only select ones?

I have been watching the live questioning for the last 2-3 hours and wonder about the Senate's hearing process: Do all of the senators get to question Mark, or just a limited number of them? And if ...
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Cash deposits and money laundering in the UK

In the United Kingdom (UK), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) requires that banks have "adequate policies and procedures sufficient to counter the risk that they might be used to further ...
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What standard of testing are self-driving cars' algorithms legally held to?

The reasoning behind the question... One common argument for autonomous vehicles is that they are far, far safer in number of accidents per unit time per average person than having the person pilot ...
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Follow up to "I would like to blow a whistle but don't want to face retaliation"

I asked the question a couple weeks ago: I would like to blow a whistle but don't want to face retaliation The advice that was given was to contact an attorney who would typically represent the ...
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What counts as a do not call request?

Suppose the following exchanges: Telemarketer: Hello, I'm calling from Company X which sells Y. Call Recipient A: Sorry, I'm not interested. and Telemarketer: Hello, I'm calling ...
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My landlord (in the UK) says i dont have to have a written agreement, is this correct?

My tenancy is an oral agreement and I wanted a written tenancy and my landlord is saying legally it is not necessary. He showed a website that also states it is not essential to have a written tenancy
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Is it legal to sell eyeglasses without a current prescription?

I lost a pair of eyeglasses and contacted the store from which I bought them asking if they could sell me an identical replacement. A clerk there said that they can't because my "prescription ...
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What rights does Tim Berners Lee have to the World Wide Web?

What rights does Tim Berners Lee have to the World Wide Web? Does he have any say over what is allowed on the World Wide Web, its regulations, and so forth? If not, when did he lose these rights and ...
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Can 2 cars go at the same time at a stop sign?

The first car stops at the stops sign line and then pulls up to the edge of the road at an intersection. The second car stops at the stop sign line behind the first car. When the traffic is clear is ...
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Can the need for FDA authorization of a tool to find infectious people be bypassed by labeling?

Background. OTC (over-the-counter, i.e. not requiring a prescription) rapid antigen covid-19 tests are the tests which detect pieces of viral proteins using lateral flow paper strips. Infected ...
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Which rules have more power?

So, there are dormitory regulations and country laws. In the first rules, nothing told about privacy. But according to country law, there is. For example: "Dormitory assistant has the right to ...
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Are there any recommended or prescribed time limits for ambulance to reach a special need patient in case of emergency?

When I look for ambulance and how fast it should come, I find information regarding allowed driving speed. However, for planning hospitals and roads, one should no how much time is on average ...
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Vocabulary for the outline levels of an SEC rule

I am working on a data modeling project involving an SEC rule and am struggling to deduce the proper vocabulary when referring to the various outline levels of the document. For example, at the top ...
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Handling a GDPR subject access request when using google analytics?

When using Google Analytics and receiving a GDPR subject access request does the party receiving the request also have to send all data collected by Google Analytics?
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Is Ambush by New Parking Sign legal unless prohibited?

I came across the following NYC article from on the internets whilst researching the situation for ATX: https://newyorkparkingticket.com/proposed-nyc-parking-law-relieves-pain-new-parking-sign/ ...
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Is it illegal for a consumer to obtain or use a non-FDA approved medical device?

The Freestyle Libre Pro, which is a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) system, was approved in September 2016 for use by healthcare professionals has not yet been approved for use by consumers, as ...
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Under English law, what limitations apply to arbitration of civil disputes?

Under U.S. law, almost all kinds of disputes between people who have contractual relationships with each other can be subject to binding arbitration with no appeal right or class action rights through ...
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How can I discover what regulations a biomedical device needs to meet?

Please note: the contextual jurisdiction of this question is primarily the United States, but could be extended to European and Asian countries as well. The OpenBCI is a recently-funded startup that ...
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UK HMO Additional License for 5 tenants in 3 rooms but the single room has a couple

I am a tenant in a House of Multiple Occupancy (HMO) with 3 rooms which has the Additional Licensing and it is allowed to have max 5 occupants for a maximum of 3 households. Specifically London, UK. ...
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Why do some states only allow kWh pricing by regulated utilities?

I was reading this article on EV-charger pricing schemes. There are some vague references to states requiring per-minute pricing, but 0 explanations of that thing. A little research has suggested ...
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Sanctions against dealing in Bitcoin

Some countries are treating dealing in Bitcoin as seriously as drug-dealing and money laundering [0]. Suppose that you are a citizen of another country (and normally live in it) that does not have ...
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Does a licensed driver need to be present while riding in the back seat of a fully autonomous car?

I have a friend that I fear will never have her driver's license. Now with the back seat type of fully autonomous cars does she have to be licensed to be able to use one?
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Description of 3rd party cookies in the privacy policy for GDPR compliance?

In order to comply with GDPR's right to be informed section, some sites try to describe what specific cookies that 3rd parties supply do. Is it OK to just list what cookies these parties set, and ...
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Child Labor in Entertainment

Why is the entertainment industry exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act? I have no idea how to research this question. edit: I mean, I thought the constitution specifies that laws shall be equally ...
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UK District Councillor Nepotism over Planning Application

I hope this is a suitable question for a law forum. We applied for planning permission to build a small extension on the side of our house. Our neighbour had objected however planning officers deemed ...
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Can federal prosecutors go against the Justice Department's interpretation of the law?

Suppose that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has a belief or opinion about what the proper interpretation of a certain statute or Constitutional provision is, and that they have formalized their ...
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Definition of food?

What is the legal definition of food in the United States? Particularly, in the context of food, food products, food industry, food additives, etc., what is a precise, formal, legal definition of ...
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Is appeal to Disciplinary Review Committee worth it (Barbering & Cosmetology)?

I am helping a friend who has to attend Disciplinary Hearing (California). Basically the inspector checked foot SPA at her beauty salon and took off the foot SPA screen (the white thing in the ...