UK CYBERSTALKING: PROTECTION FROM HARASSMENT ACT 1997 & THE FELICTY JANE LOWDE PROSECUTION

A recent British court case has highlighted the importance of the U.K. Protection from Harassment Act of 1997, in a situation involving two bloggers. Felicity Jane Lowde, a woman in her forties from Oxford with a grown son, decided to launch a war of words against Rachel North who ran a blog, recounting her experiences as a terrorism survivor. North was able to vanquish her tormentor after a 9 month series of attacks against her character. This article answers the following questions: What Happened Between Felicity Jane Lowde and Rachel North? What is Cyberstalking Under U.K. law? What is the Penalty for Cyberstalking Harassment? What About the Civil Penalties for Cyberstalking Harassment? Lowde Seemed Mentally Deranged, Would the Act Still Apply?

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What Happened Between Felicity Jane Lowde and Rachel North?
What is Cyberstalking Under U.K. law?
What is the Penalty for Cyberstalking Harassment?
What About the Civil Penalties for Cyberstalking Harassment?
Lowde Seemed Mentally Deranged, Would the Act Still Apply?

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