What is it?

Doxing (also written as doxxing) is the retrieval of information. The word refers to "dropping dox" where dox stands for documents.

Information is searched for online (not just in documents but all over the Internet), such as an address, a phone number, an email address, and other personal information. With the purpose of publishing it online without permission. Purely to intimidate the other person. You probably sense that doxing, outing, and stalking have many similarities.


What can it mean for a sex worker?

Like stalking and outing, doxing can have a great emotional impact. In addition, it can cause real harm to a sex worker.


What can you do?

For tips on how to act, follow the page Stalking or Outing.

Doxing in itself is not illegal or criminal, but it becomes so once it leads to stalking, threats or blackmail. A bill is being drafted to make doxing a criminal offense.


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