Examining the ethics of doxing

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From 2015 to 2019, I researched the ethical aspects of the practice of ‘doxing’ (or ‘doxxing’), where personal information is intentionally released to the public on the Internet, often with the goal of humiliating, threatening, intimidating, or punishing those identified.



  1. Doxing as Audience Vigilantism against Hate Speech
    David M. Douglas
    In Introducing Vigilant Audiences, Sep 2020


  1. Personal Information, Identification Information, and Identity Knowledge
    David M Douglas
    UniSA Student Law Review, Sep 2018


  1. Doxing: A Conceptual Analysis
    David M. Douglas
    Ethics and Information Technology, Sep 2016