Student tried in court for sharing classmate’s picture on social media

Jordan

Published: 2018-04-28 11:59

Last Updated: 2018-04-28 13:41


Sharing another person’s personal information on social media is punishable by law. (WebPreserver.com)
Sharing another person’s personal information on social media is punishable by law. (WebPreserver.com)
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A high school student was taken to court in Jordan after posting a picture of his classmate, who has only been identified as “S” by the Public Security Directorate (PSD).

The student had created a WhatsApp group which included his and S’s fellow classmates, and posted a picture of S’s national ID card on it.

In the student’s mind, S resembled a famous celebrity, which is why he took a picture of his classmate’s ID card and shared it with the rest of their school.

Unfortunately, the personal information on S’s ID card was not blurred out, and the picture was widely shared on social media, meaning that strangers had access to S’s sensitive data.

To make matters worse, S’s picture received a lot of sarcastic comments, which affected his self-esteem and caused him to miss out on one of his high school exams.

Sharing another person’s personal information on social media is punishable by law.

S’s father filed a complaint with the Cybercrime Unit against the student who posted the picture.

Since the complaint was filed, the student has been taken to court to face up to his actions.