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Other use of profile photos: legality fair-use and permissions

BAD idea It is one thing to upload the phonebook and associated pictures for use of the owner of the phonebook. It isn't a fair use of the phonebook pictures - and you might not have a license anyway, ...
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GDPR & Blocking EU Visitors?

If GDPR applies, then no one can opt out. If it doesn't apply, then an IP block is superfluous. Whether GDPR applies is determined by Art 3 GDPR. For this, we must distinguish where the data ...
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Other use of profile photos: legality fair-use and permissions

Super illegal Just focusing on the GDPR, what is your legitimate basis for taking the personal information of a third-party?
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Why is the onus for adhering to privacy directives (e.g. GDPR, CCPA, etc.) on a host and not the user?

For the same reason that states require doctors to be licensed Surely, if I want an unqualified, unlicensed surgeon (or a person that says they’re a surgeon) to crack open my cranium and poke my brain,...
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Do I need to worry about GDPR, CCPA, CalOPPA, if collecting anonymous usage for a non-commercial, no-ads app?

The CCPA is in many ways similar to the GDPR. It applies to firms that profess the personal data of California citizens, just as the GDPR applies to firms that process the data of EU residents. If you ...
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"Find my device" and GDPR compliance

It is not different. But one company can decide to approach compliance differently from another. Here, TomTom has chosen a fairly safe/conservative interpretation, whereas Google and Apple decided ...
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Why is the onus for adhering to privacy directives (e.g. GDPR, CCPA, etc.) on a host and not the user?

Most of your arguments since you discovered this issue seem to be very self-serving. If IT security is too complex for small businesses, how do you figure individuals can reasonably assess it from the ...
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Under what circumstances is it lawful or unlawful for police to disclose one's information to third parties, e.g. complainants?

As to the GDPR, Article86 provides that: Personal data in official documents held by a public authority or a public body or a private body for the performance of a task carried out in the public ...
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GDPR - What's classed as an opt in for Google Analytics cookie and do I need to do it?

I don’t see the basis for the accepted answer saying that a Google Analytics cookie does not require user prior consent—even after the modifications that answerer proposed. Opinion 04/2012 on Cookie ...
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Can a company take legal action if the GDPR requestor is not a European citizen?

No, but not for the reason you think For a controller resident in the EU or UK, GDPR applies irrespective of where the data subject is or their nationality. However, the violation of the GDPR does not ...
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Is it possible to rent a place without giving out all my personal information?

Most private landlords are not covered by the Privacy Act The act is only applicable to organisations with annual revenues of more than $3 million (and others criteria not applicable here). Most ...
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