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Is it legal for google street view images to see in my house (EU)?

germany In Germany, taking pictures - and publishing them - is legal, if they're taken from public areas, from the general perspective of a passer-by, and if the picture doesn't make individual ...
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On what basis can Google decide that 13 is the age of autonomy for its users?

Children/youths are allowed to make some decisions themselves even before becoming adults. In the US, COPPA has privacy protections for children under the age of 13. This means that many US-based or ...
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Is it legal for google street view images to see in my house (EU)?

Yes australia In R v Sotheren (2001) NSWSC 204 Justice Dowd said “A person, in our society, does not have a right not to be photographed.” The tort of breach of privacy requires a reasonable ...
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Is google maps legal?

Google maps (Street View, Google Earth) are all legal, although perhaps they are illegal in North Korea (along with many other things). Permission would be required for them to enter your house and ...
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How to sue Google?

Have you approached Google? Your contract with Google has a dispute resolution procedure (I’d link to the Canadian terms but I can’t find them). Generally a court will not entertain your claim unless ...
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How a country can fine an Internet company from another country?

Google is an international company. It has employees in France. It has offices in France. It has costs and revenue in France. It has French subsidiaries, with French bank accounts. Google could ...
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Will a court order be taken out for this? Could the FBI get involved in something like this?

It is not a crime or a tort to accidentally sign in to an email provider with an incorrect email address, even if that address is actually held by some other person. Not attempting to enter a password ...
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Is google maps legal?

Everything which is not forbidden is allowed There is a fundamental legal principle that states that there is an essential freedom for anyone to do everything that's not explicitly forbidden by some ...
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Can I use Google Cloud text-to-speech to create and monetize an audiobook from a public domain book?

Apparently Such Files May be Distributes or Sold Section 5.e of the Google APIs Terms of Service reads: e. Prohibitions on Content Unless expressly permitted by the content owner or by applicable ...
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Is it legal for google street view images to see in my house (EU)?

Dale M's answer is correct, but there's more: what if she had a bathroom on that window and you could see her bathing? That could well lead to her being charged with public nudity / indecent ...
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Is google maps legal?

One of the leading cases under U.S. law is Florida v. Riley, 488 U.S. 445 (1989), in which the United States Supreme Court held that police officials do not need a warrant to observe an individual's ...
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Privacy Policy if App's internal data, probably containing private data in terms of GDPR, is automatically backed up in Google Cloud

You are responsible for any processing of data that happens under your control – but are you the data controller in this scenario? Since you have no meaningful influence over whether or not this ...
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Did Google illegitimately unpublish my app from the store? And can I sue them?

No, they did not. Yes, you can sue them but you won’t win You agreed that they could do this in clause 8.3 of your contract: If Google becomes aware and determines in its sole discretion that a ...
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Counter DMCA Google play

Given that filing a DMCA counter notice is essentially an invitation to a lawsuit, consulting a licensed lawyer in your jurisdiction before filing a counter notice is highly recommended. To understand ...
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From a purely legal standpoint, is it allowed to embed Google apps (like docs) in your website using iframes?

What copyright or trademark law permits and what Google's terms of service permit may well not be the same thing. It is not "illegal" to violate the ToS unless they form a binding contract, ...
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Google Photos Takeout - machine learning classification missing

This issue touches upon two distinct GDPR rights: Art 15 right to access: you have a right to receive a copy of all personal data concerning you that are undergoing processing (including storage). ...
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Rights protection on Google Play

Your lawyers should understand that you're dealing with a private company that can make and enforce its own policies when it comes to allowing access to the their store. If Google's policy is to ...
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Is Google's claim of never targeting ads from gmail false advertising?

“We never use” means we don’t do it now It’s different from “we have never used” and “we will never use”. So long as Google don’t use the practice contemporaneously with making the statement, they are ...
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Is it legal for using the limited free storage of Google Drive freely for business? Or should one buy a license for it?

Previously, this was prohibited under the Google Drive TOS, when there was a separate TOS for Google Drive. They then subsumed Chrome, Chrome OS and Drive under the unified Google TOS, so the current ...
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How does GDPR affect GMail GeoDNS?

Your employer is a data controller who has engaged Google as their data processor. It is the data controller's responsibility to ensure that any international transfers of personal data have an ...
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Does Australia's News Media Bargaining Code prevent Australian news being displayed outside of Australia?

Yes, once law is passed and Facebook is designated under it as a "designated digital platform corporation" then it will be obligated either pay remuneration to all "registered news ...
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Does Article 27(1) of the GDPR apply to a U.S. controller using Google Analytics if it only sells to U.S. clients?

If a US data controller only targets people in the US with their services, the GDPR does not apply at all. Only those processing activities of a non-EU controller fall under the GDPR where those ...
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Google's Terms of Service

No. I understand that to mean you may not attempt to province the same service that Google does, in full or in part, by copying Google software. It does not refer to the output of the service, such as ...
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Mobile Application Trademark Dispute Help

There are several limitations on trademark protection that the poster of this question seems to misunderstand. First of all, trademark protection is national in scope. A trademark registered in India ...
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Google CCPA Request

Yes, But ... Under Section 1798.105 a covered business must honor erasure requests unless an exception applies. Under 1798.130 a business must provide an email address for this purpose if it operates ...
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Counter DMCA Google play

A DMCA counter notice need contain, and should contain, only four things: A) A physical or electronic signature of the person sending the notice, who should normally be the person who posted the ...
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is using APIs that scrape translations and audio files from google translation website legal?

Google Translate doesn't seem to have a separate ToS from Google overall, but they do offer commercial pricing: https://cloud.google.com/translate/pricing The first 500K characters are free. Using ...
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UK privacy lawsuit against Google

He would need to prove that Google acted wrongly and he suffered more than nominal damage or distress as a result The Mr Bloggs in your example would have appeared to not have suffered a loss for ...
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Can I store data from Google Maps API for personal, educational use? [2021]

Probably not The Google Maps/Google Earth Additional Terms of Service section 2 b reads: you may not (or allow those acting on your behalf to): ... copy the content (unless you are otherwise ...

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