The San Francisco Chronicle turned to privacy and cybersecurity attorney Ted Claypoole this week to weigh in on the legal issues surrounding doxxing efforts related to protests in Charlottesville, Va. Doxxing is the malicious practice of identifying someone and publishing their personal information – home address, employer, phone number, etc. – online.
The article discusses how some are using social media to dox people taking part in white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Va., but also how the tactic has misidentified at least one person.
For his part, Claypoole notes the situation highlights how technology continues to challenge the fine line between privacy rights and the First Amendment.
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