Debate:In crafting prohibitions against doxxing, how should privacy rights be balanced with freedom of speech?

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Information icon.svg This debate was created by Landmartian (talk) 19:17, 11 January 2015 (UTC).

If you have nothing to be ashamed of, should you care about whether people dox you, as long as they're not revealing data like your SSN, credit card numbers, etc. that could be used to steal your identity? Could doxxing be helpful in exposing hypocrisy, so that those who engage in the same behavior they denounce get outed? Or is our society so intolerant that we all have something about us (whether sexual orientation, political belief, or whatever) that we would not want the general public to know about, lest they persecute us, by committing employment discrimination and so on; and therefore, prohibitions against doxxing help promote freedom of expression by letting us say what we want without fear of retaliatory doxxing? Landmartian (talk) 19:17, 11 January 2015 (UTC)