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Questions tagged [privacy]

"Privacy" as used on this site is shorthand for the idea that personal data should be looked after, specifically data that is on the internet. It is also referred to as Data Privacy or Data Protection.

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Websites using email alerts to notify users - is this considered marketing / covered by GDPR?

If I have a website that uses email to alert users of updates in a forum or other purely practical service related tasks in relation to what they subscribed for, is that deemed as marketing and/or ...
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Whoisguard for Icelandic TLD?

I have an .is domain name registered with ISNIC. Every bit of my information (name, email, address) shows up when doing a whois and I'd like to avoid that. I can't find anything relating to ...
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Universal same-origin policy

Here is something I have been wondering about for the longest time. It seems very simple, but to this day I do not know any practically usable technology. Is there a way that I can browse the ...
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How to set web server log files deletion at certain interval in shared hosting?

I have a site created with Drupal 8 CMS. It is hosted using shared hosting(Apache web server). I read at many places, that web server logs collect and store the IP addresses and otehr data of the ...
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Can I select to show phone number or not in Google My Business?

I am a landlord in the mountains of Pennsylvania along with the other things I do. Part of this means that there is a need to think differently when advertising vacancies. For example, advertising in ...
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Do I need to move hosts to get whois privacy — 1and1 doesn't offer private registration

I recently bought a ‘.com’ domain name from 1and1, in the UK. The whois information lists my home address and phone number, which I would like to remove / hide. 1and1 seem to get a bit of a kicking ...
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Any Risk To Share Zone -file of a Website in Internet?

I have problem with DNS settings and I cannot find any other way than share my settings. The Zone -file contains SOA record, A records, CNAME records, MX records and NS records. Is there any danger ...
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How to change Bugzilla change privacy notice?

How can I change the privacy notice in both the site and email messages? My instance is not public facing. I don't like this: PRIVACY NOTICE: Bugzilla is an open bug tracking system. Activity on ...
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Delete Firefox JavaScript console history?

How do I the clear the command history of Firefox's JavaScript console? Clearing all history, cookies, cache, etc., doesn't clear the JavaScript console history.
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How to remove myself from all websites that show whois history?

It's easy to find Whois Information from the past (Whois History or called Reversed Whois) from sites like; domaintools.com reg.com 12whois.com domainhistory.com whoismind.com some are cheap and ...
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Google tagmanger is not working in incognito or private mode browsing causing chat to be non-functional

I can understand that because of the private browsing google tag manger or analytics NOT showing corresponding visits or action of the customer. But what my problem is, there is online chat in our ...
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Domain Privacy Protection based in US

I just received an email from a customer, telling me they heard a rumour that my site wasn't legit and that it was run out of Panama. Noticeably upset, they asked me to explain... Upon further ...
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Google crawling privacy: how to protect customer names from being indexed

I have a key marketing page with customer testimonials. I want to show my customer's names to make the testimonials more convincing. I'm not sure all of my customers would want this page to appear in ...
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Google Analytics Campaign or Medium Tracking with Privacy Browsers

If a user has a web browser or browser extension that blocks ads, disables cookies, stops tracking etc. Do these browser features stop Medium or Campaign information being passed to Google Analytics ...
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My domain name is marked private, but who.is still lists it with my personal information

I registered a new domain name at my provider and told them afterwards, after I found out that my personal information was listed, to make it private. So they did that. I just checked who.is and put ...
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Is schema.org/Person useful for a personal home page?

What are the pros and cons of annotating a personal home page with the http://schema.org/Person microformat?
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Do I have to give my mailing address to create a certificate? [duplicate]

So, ICANN seems to require a mailing address for my domain, but my registrar (like many others) offers to proxy the mail to me to provide privacy. However, when I want to create an SSL certificate, ...
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Privacy concern to track every user actions in your website?

We are building a system that track every user (logged in) actions, e.g. click, pageview, duration etc and store into a database. So all the user activities will be known and we are using them to ...
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Creating a Facebook web app - would I be legally responsible for the data?

I'm creating a discussion forum "web app" for a friend. He want's me to add Facebook login to his site by creating a Facebook app. Am I legally responsible for the data if I create the app under ...
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Considerations & Vendors for hosting healthcare related data & sites in Europe

I am currently researching hosting vendors & services in Europe that I can use to build up websites & related web based applications for healthcare. Eventually we would like the users to be ...
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Confused about GDPR and Who is

Exactly how does it work with GDPR and Who is? I live in the Netherlands and have a .com domain at Namecheap. According to the Namecheap support, my data becomes public in Who is if I disable their ...
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Why is JavaScript from Doubleclick run when Google Tag Manager is installed?

I recently reinstalled NoScript and noticed that a web page for a business I'm involved in (which is on the fringe of the financial industry) wants to run javascript from DoubleClick. There are no ...
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Hiding WHOIS information without WhoisGuard [duplicate]

I've recently found a very good domain, but this domain requires your real contact information to be shown (yes, WhoisGuard is disallowed). Is there any way I can hide or at least give information ...
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Collect personal data in europe using google forms

Since there have been issues regarding web service providers that store personal/confidential data of users outside of the European Union, I am somewhat precarious. Am I allowed to collect personal ...
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Registering domains for resale and remain anonymous [closed]

I am sorry if this question has been answered elsewhere, but I cannot find a proper answer. So, I have reason to believe that a certain domain name, say JOHNDOODLE.com, will be of commercial ...
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Is posting a document with a hand signature insecure? [closed]

Every once and a while, one of our departments would like to post a hand-signed document on the web site. Up until now I've scanned them in as a PDF and posted them without much thought, but recently ...
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What's the worst that could happen with no Privacy Policy [closed]

We build websites, and some that accept user data and/or allow creation of accounts with personal information. What's the worst that could happen if you don't have a Privacy Policy on your website? I ...
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Whois privacy with 123reg?

I purchased a domain name with 123reg. I didn't opt for domain privacy protection. As far as I can see, my details are not shown when I do a whois lookup. Is my data protected? I am wondering if ...
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How can i register domain, with no personal info provided [duplicate]

I want to register a domain for my hosted website and hosted e-mail. I am concerned that if i provide personal info my data will be used by spammers, identity thieves. or other attackers. I don't ...
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Privacy Policy for web form that does not save to database

I'm making a website for a local business that has a simple contact form. If the information from the form is simply sent to an email address such as test@hotmail.co.uk and not saved in a database, ...
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Can anyone buy my registered domain?

Is it possible for anyone to buy a domain that I have already registered? I registered a domain through Moniker and it has not expired yet. But it is displaying available through who.is I can not ...
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Privacy protection service (i.e. WhoisGuard) for registrars that don't support it?

I have a .com, .me and .info domain registered with a registrar that doesn't support WhoisGuard, and transferring to another registrar is not an option for me. According to my registrar, I am ...
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Google Analytics Privacy Policy When Storing UK Postcode or City With Custom Dimensions?

I am aware that you can not store any individually identifiable information in Google Analytics. I am currently scoping some updates and I wondering if storing a full UK Postcode or City within Custom ...
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Do I need to have a company to create a website that collects users' personal info

I want to build a website (or more like a personal project) that collects users' personal info (eg. email address). Is there any legal issue for that? I think I do need something like Privacy Policy, ...
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General question as a new webmaster [closed]

I am wanting to make my own social forum for friends and workers. I will have about 10,000-15,000 users. I have never made a forum on such a high scale and to this point have only been a developer ...