Ars Technica reports:
Illinois became one of the few states to pass an anti-doxxing law, making it possible for victims to sue attackers who “intentionally” publish their personally identifiable information with intent to harm or harass them. The Civil Liability for Doxing Act, which takes effect on January 1, 2024, passed after a unanimous vote.
It allows victims to recover damages and to request “a temporary restraining order, emergency order of protection, or preliminary or permanent injunction to restrain and prevent the disclosure or continued disclosure of a person’s personally identifiable information or sensitive personal information.”
Illinois’ law was motivated by a doxxing attack on a business that subsequently shut down. The UpRising Bakery and Café was doxxed last year after it planned an all-ages drag brunch, which triggered threats of violence against the bakery’s owner, Corrina Sac, and vandalism of the establishment.
Read the full article.
My July 2022 report on the cafe attack is here. In the video below, the cafe’s owner lists the horrible things done to her by God’s Gentle People.
Illinois just made it possible to sue people for doxxing attackshttps://t.co/oPNZ8HzTDN
— Ars Technica (@arstechnica) August 11, 2023
Police found broken windows and hateful messages spray painted on the suburban bakery set to host a family-friendly drag show Saturday.
The suspect, Joseph I. Collins, 24, was charged with hate crime and criminal damage to property, according to police.https://t.co/7XeWgUIDIS
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) July 23, 2022
Shannon is using her Moms for Liberty account to suggest that Antifa is behind the attack on Uprising Bakery. Her M4L account also does not deny being part of the threats. pic.twitter.com/BCUoH6mBm3
— MotherofKarens (@KarensMotherof) July 23, 2022