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is it illegal for someone to spread another person's phone number on the internet ? (this happened to my friend)
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is it illegal for someone to spread another person's phone number on the internet ? (this happened to my friend)
yep.......pretty sure it is
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Yes.
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yep.......pretty sure it is
what are the consequences or what if it was just a prank?
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what are the consequences or what if it was just a prank?
Tbf this happened a few yes ago to me, got TONS of calls during the night (was spread on imjustbait) but it stopped eventually if that helps x
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is it illegal for someone to spread another person's phone number on the internet ? (this happened to my friend)
I don't know if it would be a criminal offence, but it is definitely a civil wrong i.e. a violation of their privacy.
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Your friend needs to change their mobile number ASAP, regardless of the legalities of what happened.
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is it illegal for someone to spread another person's phone number on the internet ? (this happened to my friend)
if that person doesn't have consent yes
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the issue is my friend doesnt know who spread the number
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is it illegal for someone to spread another person's phone number on the internet ? (this happened to my friend)
I'm pretty sure it is
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Yess
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the issue is my friend doesnt know who spread the number
If that's the case then your friend needs to contact the Police, and leave it to them. You can't sue someone that you don't know.
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Yes. GDPR and all that.
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Simply posting a phone number and inviting people to call it may be classed as harrassment. If the phone number is accompanied with identifying information like name, address, birth date etc., then this is also a breach of personal data.

Both are illegal. However, finding out who did it and then prosecuting them is another matter.

Police are unlikely to act and even if they did, it would not be a priority given their overstretched resources as it is.

A civil case for damages could be sought, but this is a costly route fraught with traps to foil claims.
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Simply posting a phone number and inviting people to call it may be classed as harrassment. If the phone number is accompanied with identifying information like name, address, birth date etc., then this is also a breach of personal data.

Both are illegal. However, finding out who did it and then prosecuting them is another matter.

Police are unlikely to act and even if they did, it would not be a priority given their overstretched resources as it is.

A civil case for damages could be sought, but this is a costly route fraught with traps to foil claims.
Oh okay, thank you very much!
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is it illegal for someone to spread another person's phone number on the internet ? (this happened to my friend)
How old is your friend and how does he/she know that his/her number has been shared via the internet?
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