doxing


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doxing

Publishing private and often harmful information online about a person or organization. The term comes from "docs" (documents). A dox is the search itself. Also written as "doxxing." See trolling.
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the restraint required to curb harassing activities such as doxing and
This Comment covers examples of online harassment related to doxing
and swatting, the conduct of doxing and swatting separate from hate
communications, and the current laws available to restrain doxing and
In contrast, doxing and swatting are concrete actions associated
amenable to regulating harassing conduct, like doxing and swatting,
Unfortunately, current laws do not adequately prevent or punish doxing
(50) Concurrently, doxing and swatting fall within the ambit of
Laws, But the Federal Government Does Not Specifically Regulate Doxing
Doxing is subject to existing federal laws related to data storage,
(52) While existing laws may cover doxing and swatting,