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Assalamu alaykum.

Many free online Internet services like Email, Instant Messaging etc. require extensive personal data in order to sign up.

Personally I do not want to provide those free services all my personal data like birthday, living place, full name, etc.. I want to keep a certain privacy.
Will it be permissible for me to sign up to those services while using data which is not accurate?

For example when asking for postal code instead of writing the correct one I would write “00000” or instead of full name I would just write some imaginary name or a kunya?
Please advise respected Mufti.

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Asked on March 17, 2010 12:00 am
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If they allow to still be registered then permissible.
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Answered on March 17, 2010 12:00 am