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Is it legal in the USA to pay someone for their work if you don't know who they are?

You cannot do this legally General rules Under US law you are required to file a Form 1099 with the IRS for this payment if it was for a trade or business purpose. ( $1,000.00 is above the current ...
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Is it legal in the USA to pay someone for their work if you don't know who they are?

This is trivial with a middle-man: for a practical example, I have absolutely no idea who my landlord is, or anything about them (well, apart from that they own this house and were willing to rent it ...
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A salt hashed with user password is anonymous data for GDPR?

The GDPR has a fairly broad concept of what it means for a data subject to be identifiable. The details are given in Recital 26: To determine whether a natural person is identifiable, account should ...
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Why is Mr. E (recent NZ rape convict) full name abbreviated in the appeal judgment?

canada It is common to anonymize as much as necessary in order to protect the identity of the complainant. If the accused is a close relative, or other close relationship, this will often also require ...
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Do asylum seekers or those with a refugee status in the U.S. enjoy anonymity in any criminal charges?

It's exactly the opposite. All arrests are public record under California Government Code 6254(f): Notwithstanding any other provision of this subdivision, state and local law enforcement agencies ...
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Do asylum seekers or those with a refugee status in the U.S. enjoy anonymity in any criminal charges?

Because of the First Amendment, there are no general law prohibiting publicizing the name of a criminal suspect in the US. Government records are public to some extent in most states, therefore a ...
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When is pseudonymization insufficient in terms of GDPR compliance when storing and processing data for research purposes?

What is pseudonymized and anonymized data? Pseudonymized data is still personal data because the data subjects are (indirectly) identifiable. As such, processing pseudonymized data is still subject ...
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When is pseudonymization insufficient in terms of GDPR compliance when storing and processing data for research purposes?

The law is clear on this matter. Data for research purposes has to be fully anonymized in a way, that prevent reversing this process by anyone, so any forms of: pseudonymization by reversible ...
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A salt hashed with user password is anonymous data for GDPR?

A piece of data that cannot be used to identify a natural person, and is not linked to a specific natural person is not PI under the GDPR or most other data protection laws (such as the CCPA). ...
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"We only collect anonymized data". Roughly what are the limits of this?

Assuming that you are referring to online data collection, "personal information" is defined in California in Cal. Civ 1798.140 as information that identifies, relates to, describes, is ...
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Am I responsible of the personal data of a second degree user according to GDPR

Personal data is any information relating to an identifiable person, the data subject. Here, the “second degree user” (the passenger) is a data subject of your system. They have all the data subject ...
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Is identification of an employee by another employee restricted by GDPR?

Anonymization is used when you don't need the personal data anymore, but maybe you still want to keep some aggregated data (statistics, etc.). Anonymized data cannot be linked to a real person anymore,...
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