Doxing in Australia: A Practitioner's Perspective


  • Malcolm Crompton Information Integrity Solutions Pty Ltd Former Privacy Commissioner of Australia 1999-2004


doxing and privacy, tort of privacy, privacy commissioner, general data protection regulation, right to be forgotten, enforcement


This article provides a response to Åste Corbridge’s article entitled ‘Responding to Doxing in Australia: Towards a Right to Informational Self-determination’ and considers the solutions to the problems of doxing suggested in that article. It also considers whether Australia’s privacy laws need further reform and whether Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation would provide an appropriate model for a solution in Australia. It concludes that for any change to the law to have an impact, it must not only be complemented by social leadership and education, but must also be backed by enforcement and resources.