Parking spat: Netizens may get into trouble for harassing condo resident

Eight Riversuites condominium resident Erramalli Ramesh was caught on video last week verbally abusing senior security supervisor Steven Heng (above). Enraged netizens have since pranked the resident and divulged his personal details - acts that lawy
Eight Riversuites condominium resident Erramalli Ramesh was caught on video last week verbally abusing senior security supervisor Steven Heng (above). Enraged netizens have since pranked the resident and divulged his personal details - acts that lawyers warned are illegal.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

In the past week, netizens have dug up details on Eight Riversuites resident Erramalli Ramesh, signed a petition to get him sacked from his job, and allegedly prank-called him multiple times.

Such acts could get them in trouble, as they run afoul of existing laws under legislation like the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), Telecommunications Act and Protection from Harassment Act (Poha), among others, lawyers told The Sunday Times.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 03, 2019, with the headline 'Netizens may get into trouble for harassing condo resident'. Subscribe