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Is it a correct inference that the right "to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects" extends to even a private corporation? No. It's not even a correct inference that it extends by its own terms to state and local governments. In Barron v. Baltimore (1833), the Supreme Court held that the Bill of Rights was enacted as part of the ...


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It would be terribly risky for you to simply link another company's terms of service. What if they take their server down? What if they change their terms? You would not even know when exactly the changes were made. Copying their terms means you might run into copyright issues on the text. Either pay a lawyer to write your ToS for you, or see if you can ...


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No, it does not The terms "searches" and "seizures", as used here, are terms of art, and refer to governmental actions, primarily to the actions of law enforcement (police, customs officials, etc). When the US Constitution was written, the memory of "general searches" by British customs officials was still strong, and one of ...


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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 they were investigating? The police in england-and-wales have a duty to undertake reasonable lines of enquiry and to carry out a proportionate investigation in ...


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A corporation can be criminally charged, this is not infrequent. If there is a guilty verdict in such a case, the penalty is normally a fine. Not infrequently, there would be a civil case over the same or related conduct, which might result in an injunction or other court order to address future actions and attempt prevent further actions of the same sort. ...


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In the united-states, there is no general right for a person to control or approve a biography or other account of that person's life. Many biographies are "unauthorized", which simply means that the subject, or in some cases the subject's heirs or family, did not cooperate with the biographer. Sometimes this is even considered to be a point in ...


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With reference to Indian law, the case Standard Chartered Bank vs. Directorate of Enforcement decided by the Supreme Court is most relevant. The bank was tried for criminal offenses, violation of the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1973 where violation of ยง56 is to include a mandatory prison sentence of 6 months to 7 years. The bank argued that they could ...


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It's probably not unlawful to ask, but an answer cannot be required immediately. Per the Department of Labor, Susan has 60 days to elect COBRA coverage (the qualifying event here being the termination of Susan's employment): Your plan must give you at least 60 days to choose whether or not to elect COBRA coverage, beginning from the date the election notice ...


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What you describe is essentially a Warrant Canary, which is legally murky. From a functional point of view, it is breaking the non-disclosure requirements of the NSL by omission. Proponents of warrant canaries would point to case law such as West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette and Wooley v. Maynard to suggest that the Free Speech clause of the ...


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No that's definitely not a good idea. A privacy policy/terms document is supposed to reflect your situation: local laws for both PP/Terms describe exactly what your company does for both PP/Terms and identify you as a company What you will do however, is to describe the service providers you're using, in that case you would link to them, from your own ...


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It's just been answered by the Court of Appeal. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55953247 The rationale for the decision is: Interception of messages renders them unable to be used as evidence. But the Encrochat system used end to end encryption, and the captured messages were in plain text and not decrypted by authorities. Therefore the captured evidence data ...


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The United Kingdom Investigatory Powers Act 2016 would permit this. Under the IPA the Home Secretary can issue a Bulk Interception Warrant for communications relating to serious crime. These warrants have to be countersigned by a "Judicial Commissioner". These warrants can remain secret indefinitely. They are described as being targetted at ...


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You can use the Internetwache Polizei Berlin and klick on the (small) Flag below the Logo on the right side. That will give You access to an English version. Please be aware that some offenses, especially those touching personal matters like Yours, require that additional to complaining to police (a "Strafanzeige") via Internet You'll need to sign ...


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