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How can I gather data from past cases in the US? Is it possible?

Let's say I wanted to generate a report on the trends in outcomes of civil cases. Is there anywhere I could download any kind of data related to it? The parties involved, maybe information about the ...
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How can I gather data from past cases in the US? Is it possible?

While there may be others, the only nationwide court case aggregator that I am aware of is: Lexis/Nexis It's not a free service but if you need this information presumably you have a paying customer ...
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Can a company charge you to update your address under GDPR?

Per GDPR Art 12(5), “any actions taken under Articles 15 to 22 and 34 shall be provided free of charge”. The right to rectification is Art 16 and reads in its entirety: The data subject shall have ...
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Is password reset to a known default value GDPR compliant?

The GDPR does not provide specific rules about password resets. However, the GDPR contains a general obligation for the data controller to implement “appropriate technical and organisational measures” ...
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Can a database be made from essays written in college?

Whether published or unpublished, they are still protected by copyright. (They are probably unpublished for copyright purposes, but in the US this makes little difference for any recently created work ...
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Data copyright for public domain content or natural resources

Copyright protects literary and artistic expression, not facts. So, in a database, the structure of the tables, the construction of the queries and the presentation of the user interface are all ...
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Is it legal to collect data on "Every Administration staffer, campaign staffer, bundler, lawyer who represented... " of Trump administration

Yes. The right to gather information is a central component of First Amendment protection.
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Wat are the benfits of Temporal Tables for GDPR Compliance?

I am a software developer with some basic knowledge of the GDPR. I asked Chat GPT what the benefits are of temporal tables in SQL Server for GDPR Compliance. Why? Sounds like a bad idea to start. Is ...
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Is Pushshift.io compliant to GDPR if they refuse to delete collected content?

Maybe, but probably not The geographic location of the organisation is immaterial: under Article 3.2: This Regulation applies to the processing of personal data of data subjects who are in the Union ...
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MongoDB Wire protocol: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License

They may or may not be violating the license. It's quite possible, even likely, that Microsoft has a license agreement of some sort in place with MongoDB that permits their use. Neither party, ...
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Can I legally sync and save YouTube comments on my website

Probably not. There are potential problems on the levels of copyright, data protection, and the Youtube terms of service. You should assume that comments are typically covered by copyright. You do not ...
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Is nickname on an android app consider as personal Information for GDPR policy

Yes such a username would be personal data. It is information that relates to an identifiable person. In this context,a person isn't identifiable only if you can infer their real-world identity, but ...
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The UK GDPA article 17 right to erasure. Can I retain the person's ID number if it no longer identifies them?

The GDPR has a fairly broad concept of personal data: any information that relates to an identifiable person. This is far more than directly identifiable information! The concept of identifiability is ...
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Is requesting a customer database for testing purposes legal?

It's not illegal to ask. Whether they can give it to you, and under what circumstances, is another, much more complicated matter. For instance, if the database contains health information covered by ...
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Free websites to help me find influential or contentious state/local cases in the United States?

The meta-analysis of all the dockets you propose would be a ginormous project Even – or especially – taking citations as a Metacritic, this whole idea becomes unwieldy if you go beyond SCOTUS citing ...
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How to legally distribute the data of all Internet websites?

You want to sell or distribute Intellectual Property owned by other entities? Depending on the jurisdiction it's likely that you will need permission from the IP owner.
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The UK GDPA article 17 right to erasure. Can I retain the person's ID number if it no longer identifies them?

Under GDPR article 4 Personal information is: any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, ...
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GDPR and date of fields creation / update

The GDPR does not directly require that changes to the data be tracked. However: If data was not obtained from the data subject, you do have to know where the data came from (see Art 14(2)(f)). The ...
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GDPR (and data protection laws in general) in regard to non-commercial, personal database

It is not illegal to have such software. The question is how you use it. Some uses of your phone's contact app can be a GDPR violation as well. The GDPR has an exemption for “purely personal or ...
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Is Pushshift.io compliant to GDPR if they refuse to delete collected content?

It is quite possible that Pushshift is not subject to the GDPR. But it's impossible to know for sure until a court rules on this specific case. As Dale M's answer correctly points out, we have to ...
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Is nickname on an android app consider as personal Information for GDPR policy

Why wouldn't it be? Nicknames are used to possibly identify people, very akin to IP addresses with a time code or a user UUID. As such, there is no way that this could not be PII.
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Is password reset to a known default value GDPR compliant?

GDPR does not actually enter into the technical details of how data is secured. If it comes to that, the regulatory agency (or the judge if you challenge its decission) will decide if you have been ...
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(Online) Dictionary for German legal terms

If a classic "offline" dictionary would benefit you, the publisher C.H. Beck has a couple, for instance this one by Linhart.
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Storing data from stock data feed provider like Yahoo! Finance or FMP Cloud

You must not redistribute information displayed on or provided by provider You (the subscriber) must not (is not allowed to) redistribute (give to anyone else) information (data) displayed (shown) on ...
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What are the legal protections for someone that downloaded a leaked database in the domain of the USA?

united-states There is, in general, no US law against accessing a "leaked database". Using it may violate laws, depending on the contents. If the database (DB) contains content protected by ...
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Liability of online service provider for illegal user content?

Disclaimer: I'm not directly knowledgeable about which particular laws associate with this kind of issue, but I am reasonable aware of certain best practices and approaches that people take to try and ...
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