I am building a website which lists profiles of several local businesses. I've read up on structured data in the JSON-LD format in the Google Documentation. They specifically state:
Don't use structured data to deceive or mislead users. Don't impersonate any person or organization, or misrepresent your ownership, affiliation, or primary purpose.
I have not found any information clearly stating if "impersonating" already means that I add the information I have on those other businesses to their respective profile page on my site. Does that action imply taking ownership? Are only the owners of a business allowed to add their Local Business data that way or is it beneficial if several sources supply their specific information that way?
I found this question going in a similar direction but I think it is out of date as Google describes much wider use than only a logo and therefore disregards the core question of legitimacy of the Local Business entry itself.