Due to the absence of legal protection available to victims of E-mail stalking, it can be very dangerous to interact with strangers on the Internet. Forty-eight states currently have anti-stalking statutes that criminalize stalking but only four of those states have provisions that protect against the crime of E-mail stalking. Even so, federal laws and most state laws have failed to provide adequate protection to victims of E-mail stalking. Perhaps a Model State Anti-Stalking Statute should be introduced which will sufficiently address E-mail stalking in a constitutional manner.
Eileen S. Ross, E-Mail Stalking: Is Adequate Legal Protection Available?, 13 J. Marshall J. Computer & Info. L. 405 (1995)