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Legal to publish someone's personal information on internet?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Abstroose, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Abstroose

    Abstroose Elite Member

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    So somebody has screwed me over on eBay. I'm a revengeful person and I'm thinking of doing a little AMR and SB blast (will only take me a minute to set up, so it's no loss), with a post containing their name, address and a little 'word' about them. I know this won't really achieve anything, but I'll feel a lot more satisfied when I let them know that their information is magically available all over the net when you Google their name.

    Can I get in trouble for this? Even though there's no real evidence it was me, I don't want the hassle from the law.

    Also, I'm in UK.
     
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  2. ShadeDream

    ShadeDream Elite Member

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    Well, you just created the evidence yourself...

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  3. Buddzzz

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    LOL i love the pic ^^^ but it sums this situation up nicely!
     
  4. wrangler

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    It depends where you got the data from. If you got the data from a publically-available source, you're fine. If the data was priveleged/private, eg given to you by the person, and not otherwise publically available, and you don't have their written consent to publish it, then you can't. As for being in the UK, I believe UK & EU privacy laws are some of the strictest around. Caveat : IANAL and I have demonsrated time and time again on this forum that I don't know what I am talking about.
     
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  5. Abstroose

    Abstroose Elite Member

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    Cyber bullying? I don't think so. The person has really screwed me over. Won an expensive item of mine and not paid. Now they're telling me it won't fit. I specifically listed it to end last week because I needed the money this week. I told them that they committed to buy, and they sent me a very sarcastic message about how they will just return it. They wanna waste my time, ruin my week and try and be clever with me, then I think it's fair for me to cancel their transaction and give them a bad reputation too. No bullying here.
     
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  6. Abstroose

    Abstroose Elite Member

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    Somehow I doubt they'll go the extent of tracing my eBay account to my real name, and tracing that to my BHW username. Probably not even possible.
     
  7. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    Just get over it and move on. Yes they've wasted your time but it may also teach you not to put all your eggs in one basket.
    Relying on one deal doesn't sound like a secure business strategy.
     
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  8. Abstroose

    Abstroose Elite Member

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    Hey, I know you're probably right. But my ego's too big and their sarcastic message has pissed me off. You don't just bid on something for the hell of it and ruin someone's listing.
     
  9. navimeister

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    Create a site on a free host. Optimize it to the guy's name and blast it to no. 1 in Google. Place some nice image saying fuck you! That's what I am going to do with a guy who pissed me off. I think it's a nice message:)
     
  10. ShadeDream

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    He who laughs last, laughs longest.
    If the buyer finds out it was you, he/she will most likely report you to the Police and they although quite unlikely could possibly confiscate your computer and therefore they won't need to trace shit...

    Either way, I'm somewhat a believer in Karma (somewhat) and I would personally move on as I myself wouldn't want someone to spread my details all over the Internet. Such action is irreversible and could be potentially damaging.

    Don't bring yourself down to their level. ;)
     
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  11. Chronos

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    "Two wrongs don't make a right."