NYU professor releases personal info on over 1,500 ICE employees, hopes people will find it ‘useful’
Sarah Taylor reports:
Sam Lavigne, who is reportedly an adjunct professor at New York University as well as a digital designer and developer, released a list of more than 1,500 Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees’ personal information on Wednesday.
What are the details?
In a since-removed blog post on Medium, “Lavigne wrote, ‘I’ve downloaded and made available the profiles of (almost) everyone on LinkedIn who works for ICE, 1,595 people in total. While I don’t have a precise idea of what should be done with this data set, I leave it here with the hope that researchers, journalists, and activists will find it useful.’ “
Read more on The Blaze. Most of the copies were reportedly removed, but this site does not know if copies are still floating around somewhere.
So if this was publicly available info – apparently voluntarily shared by people on LinkedIn, is this stalking or doxxing or anything wrong? What if you suspect that the list was created with the knowledge that some might use it to harass individuals?
Where is the First Amendment line here? Justin Shafer was prosecuted for much less.