STATE OF NEW YORK
January 31, 2022
Introduced by M. of A. VANEL -- read once and referred to the Committee
AN ACT to amend the penal law, in relation to establishing the crime
of doxing of an individual
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The penal law is amended by adding a new section 240.33 to
2 read as follows:
3 § 240.33 Doxing of an individual.
4 A person is guilty of doxing of an individual when he or she knowingly
5 makes restricted personal information about an individual publicly
7 1. With the intent to threaten, intimidate, or incite the commission
8 of a crime of violence against the individual; or
9 2. With the intent and knowledge that the restricted personal informa-
10 tion will be used to threaten, intimidate, or facilitate the commission
11 of a crime of violence against the individual.
12 3. For the purposes of this section, "restricted personal information"
13 shall mean identifying information regarding an individual, including
14 but not limited to names, telephone numbers, email addresses, and phys-
15 ical or mailing addresses, which the individual has not made readily
16 apparent to the public, or which the individual has not authorized
17 another person or organization to make readily apparent to the public.
18 Doxing of an individual is a class A misdemeanor.
19 § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day after it shall
20 have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.