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Why are websites like voter's records legal?

There is a law requiring it (in Washington). Per RCW 29a.08.720, "current lists of registered voters are public records and must be made available for public inspection and copying under such ...
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Is it allowed to non-consensually submit someone's diary as evidence?

united-states Is a personal text (like a diary), submitted without the consent of the author, admissible evidence? Usually, it is admissible evidence. There is no legal right to keep your diary ...
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Can I request my comment be deleted from a forum if I made that post when I was 12?

Various Privacy Laws may Apply If you live in the EU, the site may be required to delete this information under the GDPR. If you live in the UK, you may have the right to deletion under the UK-GDPR. ...
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Is it illegal to fetch a picture from another phone remotely after having a consent Or prior Permissions?

Of course, remote access tools and remote administration can be legitimate. But such tools also have substantial potential for abuse. You as the app provider might have a responsibility for ensuring ...
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Denied Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) due to third-party information

The GDPR allows the right to access to be limited if this access would “adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others” (Art 15(4) GDPR). However, access to the recording would not give you more ...
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I need my twitter deleted

I do not have the phone number, email, or anything else associated with the account. Well, neither do I - so it must be my account. Unfortunately, the fact that you appear in most or all of the ...
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What happens if someone dies without a trace?

Community Service Announcement A person going missing is serious. Many thousands of people disappear every year. In most cases they return or make contact with friends or family after a short while, ...
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I need my twitter deleted

When they refuse to give you control over the account because you can not (or they don't let you) prove that it's your account, then another option would be to report it as involuntary pornography of ...
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What happens if someone dies without a trace?

In lieu of a death certificate, a person can be declared dead by a court with probate jurisdiction under circumstances outlined under state statutes. Usually this is a combination of circumstances ...
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UK: What information are the police legally required to collect when going door-to-door, and why?

What are the reasons/ legal requirements that the police might need my personal information, given that I had not been able to provide any further information/ witness testimony to the incident that ...
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Is it allowed to non-consensually submit someone's diary as evidence?

If you are in possession of evidence, you can be required to produce it If you are a party to the case (plaintiff or defendant) this is through the discovery process. If you are not a party, then your ...
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Can the GDPR be used to obtain US voting information

I suspect that US voting records would fall under Article 2(2)(a): Article 2 Material Scope ... This Regulation does not apply to the processing of personal data: (a) in the course of an activity ...
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What is considered personal information according to the US law?

Federal and state laws do protect a variety of different types of personal information in particular contexts, but there isn't really any information that is necessarily personal and protected from ...
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What is considered personal information according to the US law?

"Personal information" is not really the right concern, although some laws may use that expression (or similar expression like "individually identifiable health information"). ...
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Why are websites like voter's records legal?

Everything which is not forbidden is allowed What law does allow this site to show your name and address and many other things. A basic principle of law is that people are free to do all kinds of ...
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May I publish source code of my project without notifications about use of personal data and cookies and not break laws during it?

I don't think you would be responsible for whether your software is used in a GDPR-compliant manner. For GDPR compliance, it is important who the data controller is. The data controller is whoever ...
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What happens if someone dies without a trace?

england-and-wales If someone disappears with no report, what happens? Nothing, as no one knows about it to do anything and the law does not make any provisions for a lack of reporting in these ...
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Should the client be informed every time when more personal data is requested under GDPR Article 13?

Art 13 GDPR is about information to be provided when data is collected directly from the data subject. This information can be provided directly during/before collection. It is not generally necessary ...
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Should I blur personally identifiable information on Facebook screen recording for YouTube?

There are multiple issues with what you are trying to do, including issues with copyright, personality rights, and data protection. You are trying to use other people's content and likeness for your ...
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Zipcar won't delete my driver's license from their records; are they legally required to?

Yes. It is legal for them to do so. Also, they are often required, by their insurers and lawyers, if not as a matter of law, to maintain them for seven years in most cases, so that the information is ...
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What charges does one risk if they share personal pictures without permission?

What can Mr. Johnson be charged with? In england-and-wales this would be an offence colloquially referred to as revenge porn contrary to s.33 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 (1) It is an ...
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Shoud a company send to customers of its clients notice when getting data about them under GDPR Article 14?

No, The SaaS company should strive to be a Data Processor for the web agency, and the web agency will likely want to be a Data Processor for its customers in turn. A Data Processor processes the ...
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GDPR and Certification Check

GDPR definitely applies. Your scenario seems to raise two questions: What is the legal basis for processing? Are the security measures appropriate? Legal basis Every processing activity of personal ...
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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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Why are websites like voter's records legal?

Not least, for two reasons. First, the partisan parties have a right to inspect the list of electors. This IS their opportunity to search for children, dogs, non-citizens, felons, or whole ...
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Can the GDPR be used to obtain US voting information

In most US states, information on one's own voter information, including registration details and voting record, is available from the state without any need to invoke the GDPR, for any registered ...
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GDPR rights of person who moves into the EU

This is a very interesting question about the territorial scope of the GDPR. As previously discussed on this site and as supported by Art 3(2) GDPR and EPDB guidelines 3/2018, the GDPR only applies to ...
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Does a company have to disclose a data breach as part of the agreement with the SEC to be publicly traded?

Applicable Law There are (at least) two levels of regulation involved. At the state level, all fifty states and all or almost all U.S. districts and territories have enacted laws requiring ...
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GDPR - Are the typical lists of examples for personal data misleading?

Indeed, the examples given by the European Commission all involve directly identifying data. It seems that the lists of examples should not be considered exhaustive or authoritative, but that they ...
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GDPR, personal and political activity

The GDPR is not intended to only regulate commercial processing of personal data, but is aiming for comprehensive data protection. This does also cover non-profit and political activity. The exception ...
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