The Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office has – for a second time now – moved quickly to inform the Dutch media that it does not approve of Anonymous’ doxing campaign in relation to suspected paedophiles.
The organization argues that they are not happy with people committing crimes to try and solve child abuse cases.
The Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office is also arguing that putting personal details of paedophiles on public websites may actually alert those suspects and trigger them to remove any incriminating data, possibly undermining any ongoing criminal investigations.
In October 2011, the same Dutch authority was also quick to condemn the actions of Anonymous in relation to similar matters.
The general thought back then was that Dutch authorities had an additional reason to fear and object against the indiscriminate anti-paedophile campaign of Anonymous: the public doxing of high profile members of Dutch society.
Dutch language news article:
Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office denounces hunt for pedophiles by hacker group Anonymous