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Started by Leftie on Aug 13, 2019 12:21:27 PM
I've have complained to Ofcom about the 192 website

If you know someone's name, you can easily get their address from it.

Their answer was "While websites are unregulated, you may wish to raise your concerns regarding the data available with @ICONews"

They don't moderate websites either. Ofcom are not interested in what gets posted on websites at all.

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crabbyoldbat - 13 Aug 2019 12:24:57 (#1 of 11)

If you know someone's name, you can easily get their address from it.

What, like with an old-fashioned phone book, you mean?

Leftie - 13 Aug 2019 12:25:38 (#2 of 11)

Yes! It's just it's different when the White Pages only cover the local area.

crabbyoldbat - 13 Aug 2019 12:28:24 (#3 of 11)

I'm sure there used to be somewhere that stocked them all - British Library perhaps? - and you could go and find any address by name. I don't think its different.

crabbyoldbat - 13 Aug 2019 12:30:31 (#4 of 11)

As I recall, 192 use the electoral register (public, free at your local council, probably) and phone books to put together their info. It's all public anyway, they've just collated it and put it through a handy search platform (for some bits of which they charge a small fee)

Leftie - 13 Aug 2019 12:30:58 (#5 of 11)

It might well do actually.

Stellata - 13 Aug 2019 12:33:04 (#6 of 11)

If you’re ex-directory you won’t come up on 192.com.

Zugunruhe1 - 13 Aug 2019 12:34:26 (#7 of 11)

It's all public anyway, they've just collated it and put it through a handy search platform (for some bits of which they charge a small fee)



It's public in regards to the electoral register, but I thought they couldn't publish online if you opted out?

crabbyoldbat - 13 Aug 2019 12:35:16 (#8 of 11)

They only use the opted-in ones, I guess

Zugunruhe1 - 13 Aug 2019 12:36:49 (#9 of 11)

They only use the opted-in bit, I guess



That must be it. We've always opted out since the option to do so was brought it.

Shadrack22 - 13 Aug 2019 12:41:27 (#10 of 11)

Ten points.

Tenesmus - 14 Aug 2019 23:04:39 (#11 of 11)

In about 1986 I was at a loose end so went to Bristol Central Library (where they had every phone book for the UK and NI) and went through all of them to see how many instances of my surname were there. Excluding the two I knew already (mum, cousin) there were eight. The majority of the rest were in Manchester.

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