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Lawmakers Want DHS to Assess National Security Risks of Doxing

Bipartisan House legislation introduced last week would require the Department of Homeland Security to “develop and disseminate a threat assessment regarding the use of cyber harassment, including doxing, by terrorists and foreign malicious actors.”

Introduced by Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., and Don Bacon, R-Neb.—along with 26 co-sponsors—on May 18, the Doxing Threat Assessment Act would “evaluate risks posed to national security and civilian privacy” by targeted online harassment, including the digital release of individuals’ personal contact information and addresses. 

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