Digital pillories

Explanations of the FDPIC concerning digital pillories

Digital pillories are gaining in popularity. Blacklists are increasingly common on the Internet, providing the names of people whose actions or decisions do not meet with the approval of the blacklist's author. These lists frequently also publish the home addresses and/or photographs of the people in question. These digital pillories process personal data and pass it on to third parties. This data must be processed so that the privacy rights of the persons concerned are not breached. What this specifically means is explained below.

Further information

https://www.edoeb.admin.ch/content/edoeb/en/home/data-protection/Internet_und_Computer/digital-pillories.html