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Is marriage automatically cancelled for immigration violation?
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You will be married to a person who is not allowed to enter the United States. But still married. The marriage is presumably valid under the laws of Laos, since you married there. The marriage is ...

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Is the requirement to have any type of degree or certain amount of years worked discriminatory?
44 votes

Yes. But it isn't illegal discrimination in many places. Laws against discrimination prevent the discrimination based on forbidden categories. Take the national Olympic team: They are allowed to ...

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If a person is dressed up as non-human, and is killed by someone who sincerely believes the victim was not human, who is responsible?
27 votes

Laws on self-defense vary greatly from nation to nation. Generally, one cannot hunt down a hypothetical threat but one can defend against an actual threat or even a mistakenly assumed actual threat ...

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In Europe, can I refuse to use Gsuite / Office365 at work?
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Your employer should have a Data Protection Officer. The first step when you have data privacy concerns at the workplace should be to talk to the DPO. An institution using software as a service by ...

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How would the actions of Hänsel and Gretel in the Grimm tale be interpreted in modern law?
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In Germany children below the age of 14 like Hänsel and Gretel cannot be punished for any crime. The prosecution should bring the entire situation to the attention of the family courts, which might ...

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Why was Wouter Basson never charged with crimes against humanity for Project Coast?
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19 votes

I think you are misunderstanding the nature of international criminal courts or tribunals. They were established mostly when the international community believes that the national court systems in a ...

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How can I get more than 10 years of transaction history from my bank?
18 votes

According to GDPR, they are required to delete data when there is no longer a legal reason to keep it. It would be madness to do this manually. There will be automatic processes going through the ...

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Can I say that I am utilizing same terms & conditions and privacy policy of this (xyz) website?
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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 ...

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Is it illegal in Germany to spread a list of locations that allow you to violate compulsory mask wearing
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The COVID restrictions are new enough that there are few court decisions on how to interpret them. There are frequent requests for court injunctions seeking temporary relief. Some pass, some are ...

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Are exercises in language books copyrighted?
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Details depend on the juristiction. For that, consult a lawyer if you plan to publish your app anywhere. But generally, even simple texts from exercises can be covered by copyright. Compare song ...

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Why would someone face 2nd and 3rd degree murder, and manslaughter for the same killing?
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The concept is known as lesser included offense. The prosecution believed that they have a chance to prove murder, so they charged murder, but they understood that the judge and jury might not convict ...

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Is pretending to be the owner of a bank account illegal?
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There are professionals who are doing penetration testing in an attempt to find security vulnerabilities with the target company. They will have a clear, written contract with the target company to ...

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How can jurisdiction be limited if platform does not provide geoblocking?
7 votes

You cannot stop the claim. But the good news is that claims of jurisdiction by many countries are routinely ignored by many other countries. So enforcement attempts might fall short. I've written ...

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Is it legal for companies to set up parallel courts?
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In most jurisdictions, companies cannot create courts. The right to do that is reserved for the state. People and companies can agree (by contract) to use arbitration for issues arising from the ...

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How does GDPR deal with combined personal data?
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I think this shows a misunderstanding of the meaning of the GDPR. A data subject has the right to demand information, correction, deletion etc. about some of their data held by some institutions, ...

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Is it normal for German Landlords to intercept internet traffic?
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In a normal rental property, the tenant is in a contract with the telecommunications provider and landlord has no business listening to the communication. When the landlord does provide internet ...

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Can I publish a book with hashes of common passwords?
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Yes (in most jurisdictions), but why should you? There might be some interests in publishing the 1,000 most common passwords, e.g. to support security awareness lectures (or to build rainbow tables ...

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Repercussions of defying the Cookie Law
5 votes

gdpreuropean-union Bob could be fined (not sued) by supervising authorities (not users). Those fines can be hefty if the cookies contained PII (€20M or 4% of global revenue, whichever is higher), less ...

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Dual Citizenship for Adults in Germany
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The law was changed several times, and different versions apply to different age groups because certain rules were not changed retroactively. The page you link describes the situation for children ...

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Did they not require any kind of passport or identity when traveling between countries before the year 1914?
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Passports were required in ancient, medieval, and early modern ages, either for immigration or for emigration or both. However, what was called passport back then might be better characterized as ...

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Is it legal in Austria for somebody to send threats of legal action in court if money is not paid and not follow through?
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There are answers between black and white. One might honestly believe to be owed €360, and demand that money in a lawyers' letter, and be prepared to write that demand off if the other party does not ...

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I want to be forgotten according to Art. 17 GDPR. What is the correct procedure?
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4 votes

Look at the form letters from the consumer advice center, e.g. Lower Saxony. Keep in mind that the entity may be allowed/required to keep some of your data. Anything that impacts their taxes, for ...

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Do governments need to compensate business owners if they temporarily force a business closure?
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This will depend on the details of the constitution. Generally, governments reserve sweeping powers for use in emergencies, often without automatic compensation. In Germany, one of the EU countries ...

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What is the legality of Police Union "Get Out of Jail Free Cards"?
4 votes

Let's break it apart: The police has an union or charity. That's legal in most jurisdictions. The union or charity accepts donations from non-police. Also legal in most jurisdictions. The union ...

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Is it legal to mail a non-explosive "glitter bomb" to myself to dissuade a mail carrier from tampering with my packages?
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You did not mention the country where you are, but this sounds like a very bad idea. Any working "glitter bomb" will be a low-grade bomb and setting one of those is extremely illegal. If you ...

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Can a person start new businesses to compete relentlessly with someone they hate?
4 votes

If this is not just hypothetical, Alice might need a German lawyer and not just some folks on an English-language internet forum. It is common that commercial rental contracts contain a non-...

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Is it legal for a parent to take items from their children
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Where I live (and as the comment pointed out, laws vary from place to place), children may own property. And it is the right and duty of the parents to raise their children, which may mean controlling ...

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i find a security vulnerabilities but my company dont put time to fix it
3 votes

Every software is potentially vulnerable, unless it runs on an air-gapped computer with sealed data ports. How vulnerability fixes are prioritized against other goals is usually a business decision, ...

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Legality of Public School Teachers Strike Around the World
3 votes

Germany There is a group of civil servants called Beamte. They are expected to show special loyalty to the state, and in turn the state is expected to show special loyalty to them. Different pension ...

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What happens if someone steals an apple juice from a supermarket?
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Bad Idea ... The shopkeeper (or security employed by the shopkeeper) might not notice if you are clever, or they do notice. Don't bet on being more clever than professional security, it is their job ...

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