Thursday, August 13, 2020

Kansas City Passes Sloppy Doxxing Ordinance That Won't Stand Up In Court

Behind the paywall, this report notes that ACLU and council don't really think much of this legislative gambit intended to please po-po and stifle social media criticism by way of vague language that's open to interpretation and argument . . . Checkit:

Kansas City Council criminalizes doxxing, despite fear of unintended consequences

Kansas City Council members on Thursday criminalized "doxxing," or maliciously posting someone's personal information online to threaten them. Mayor Quinton Lucas had introduced the ordinance, intending it to protect police officers and public officials. But the version the full City Council passed 7-5 on Thursday expanded the law to apply to anyone whose information is leaked.


Anonymous said...

UMMMMM if someones information is in the white pages on line there is nothing anyone can do about it. It is information that is public. Maybe the mayor should go back and take some law classes. If the information is used to harm that's different but to just post it is not a crime it's out there for the taking.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^ + 10000000000000000000000

Bandit said...

They need to get on with filing charges against Jackson County then. Every resident's address is available by searching tax records.

Anonymous said...

Use torr browser and nothing can be traced back to you. hackers use it. its free.