Translation:What happens to my personal data?
Ok, I can answer my own question now, thanks to a discussion in another thread.
das Datum --> die Daten
"das Datum" means both "the datum" and "the (calendar) date" (both singular)
"die Daten" means both "the data" and "the (calendar) dates" (both plural)
(There is no such word as "das Daten". I only thought there was because of a typo in another course, which I have now corrected.)
Only in nominative and accusative cases.
For dative, the only endings are -em, -er and -en.
On, the contrary, "What does happen?" can certainly be correct . . . given the right context. In positive statements, "does" is only used to express emphasis or contrast. Like this:
Person A: "Your personal data doesn't get sent to our offices. Your personal data doesn't get used to improve this product. Your personal data doesn't get shared with anyone. Your personal data doesn't get transferred to any other database. Your personal data does not vanish into oblivion."
Person B: "So what does happen to my personal data?"
In almost any other context, though, "does" would not be used.
I see no issues with this on the English side. Happens and going on both mean the same thing here, what is being done with the data.
As for the German side, I'm not native so I couldn't say for certain. If I were trying to translate your sentence back into German, I would probably put "Wie geht mit meinen persönlichen Daten?" Not sure if those mean different things.
Thanks for the detailed answer. I'm native italian. So I was non completely sure of the english side. But if you confirm that "happens" and "going on" have the same meaning, for the transitive property both of them should be considered correct translations of "passiert". The meaning of "going on" is anyway more mouldable. So I suppose you can also traslate "What is going with you?" as "Wie geht's dir?"
I am confused. IS there a singular form of Daten (data) in German? There doesn't seem to be a singular for "data" in English. So, if you wanted to say "what happens with personal data (sing.)?" since "Daten" is labeled by Duolingo as neuter, would you say "Was passiert mit persönlichem Daten?"