Is catfishing illegal in the UK?

Yair Cohen is interviewed by TV host Vanessa Cruickshank about catfishing and whether catfishing could or should be made illegal.

Although catfishing is not illegal in the UK there are concerns that the practice of use of fake online profiles to trick people to depart with private information and agree to meet someone in person is getting out of control. There are now calls for catfishing to be made illegal but this might create.

Upcoming Events

May 2020

The Internet Law Leadership Summit 2020

14 May 2020  -  15 May 2020

The annual gathering of the most prominent internet law lawyers and attorneys from across the world

From 09:00 until 17:00

At Aria Hotel, Las Vegas

Find out more...

April 2020

The Data Protection Practitioners' Conference 2020

06 Apr 2020

The annual ICO conference with Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham CBE

From 08:30 until 17:00

At Manchester Central Convention Complex

Find out more...

    If you blame social media for the rise of conspiracy theories, you may want to doublecheck the millennia-long history of anti-Semitism https://bit.ly/33Wdo2E

    I feel very humbled to have been asked to act for the family of #ShanannWatts. They are being #harassed on social media by a bunch of #trolls. The family has set up a #crowdfunding page https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/justice-for-suffering-family/ https://twitter.com/CyberLawExpert/status/1456718523720421384

    Lawyer Yair Cohen@CyberLawExpert

    #ShanannWatts' Brother Has Set Up A Crowdfunder To Support Her Family After Online #harassment

    https://www.ladbible.com/news/news-shanann-watts-brother-has-set-up-a-crowd-funder-to-support-her-family-20211105

    Load More...