Governor Doug Ducey has signed into law legislation (HB 2502) sponsored by State Representative Shawnna LM Bolick (R-20) which prohibits posting another person’s personal identifying information online for the purpose of that person being harassed.
“After hearing numerous stories of women who were ‘doxed’ by an abusive ex, and living in fear for their safety, I knew that something needed to be done in Arizona to protect the privacy of its citizens,” said Representative Bolick. “HB 2502 is a strong step to ensuring the safety and privacy of all Arizonans and will ensure that private citizens have recourse if their personal information is posted online and they face harassment as a result.”
Passed by the House and Senate with bipartisan support, this new law will help to protect private citizens from having their personal information, such as a phone number or home address, distributed online for the purpose of harassing or injuring that person.
Shawnna LM Bolick is a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives serving Legislative District 20 in Maricopa County.