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WTF?!! Watch out for Rapleaf!!!

Today, I received this mail:

Dear Nathalie,
Someone scooped up all your social networks on Upscoop and searched for you.
To get an idea on what this particular person saw, go to your Rapleaf profile:
Upscoop is a service of Rapleaf that allows you to find all your friends on all the major social networks, such as MySpace and Friendster. At Rapleaf, you can find reputational information such as age, location, history, Upscoop social network links, and more on over 60 million people. Use Rapleaf and Upscoop to control your privacy online.
-Your friends at Rapleaf.com

My name (as in name & surname) is linked with my e-mail (which I certainly don't want cause all you get is N M unless I would sign the mail with my name which I haven't cause I want this mail-address as anonymous as I can) My age, my city, Province and Country. I know, you can find this info in my profile aswell but it isn't linked with my name! Besides, I've never given my consent for this!!!

My reply:

I did not consent for this! Please delete this page or I will take legal action!

I was wondering could I go to the police and serve a complaint against Rapleaf?
This is a serious violation to the Privacy laws. (at least here in Belgium, and I'm pretty sure it counts for the European Union as well)



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Sep. 7th, 2007 01:32 pm (UTC)
I hope they will not be around long
The only issue... The blogsphere is creating a buzz - more and more people are searching and uploading e-mail addresses from their addressbook - this is were they make the money :( See here for some more posts about Rapleaf: http://tinyurl.com/ywzmpc
Sep. 7th, 2007 07:32 pm (UTC)
Re: I hope they will not be around long
Damn... that's why I love the paperversion addressboek ;-)

I was wondering, can these actions by Upscoop/Rapleaf be categorised under Phishing cause, even though people upload facts about others, it doesn't mean that they are allowed to use that information for their own benefit.
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