It’s now illegal to post public health workers’ personal information

The Denver Post: Posting public health officials’ personal information online that threatens their safety, a practice often referred to as doxxing, is now illegal in Colorado. It’s a response to the targeting that arose during the COVID-19 pandemic.

HB21-1107, which Gov. Jared Polis signed Tuesday, makes it a misdemeanor to publish that information on the internet if it poses an imminent or serious threat to the workers or their family members. This would apply to all public health workers, including contractors or members of county or district boards; elected county commissioners are exempt.

The law, which took effect immediately, also allows public health workers to request certain personal information be redacted from publicly accessible government databases on the internet.

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