05 Sep New Study Looks Into ‘Doxxing’, Exposure of Personal Data in Hong Kong
In a study by the Polytechnic University showed that more than half of secondary school students in Hong Kong have been ‘doxxed’. Among the victims, around 16% said they felt stressed, and more than 20% said that they experienced mild and extremely severe depression and anxiety.
Surveying 2,120 Form Two to Form Five pupils, the Polytechnic University found that 12% admitted to doxxing someone else, while 48% said that they only retaliated by posting the perpetrator’s personal information online. 66% claimed that they “did nothing”, and almost half of the time the perpetrator was a classmate, but it was a parent or a family member 25% of the time.