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Blackmail is a form of DISSEMINATION privacy harm under the Solove taxonomy. Blackmail is defined as "threatening to disclose personal information."

A dating service for adulters charging customers to delete their accounts.[1]

Additional comments

NOTE: This privacy harm has been deprecated in the latest version of Strategic Privacy by Design 2nd Edition. Blackmail is best thought of as a special form of Decisional Interference, whereby the aim of the threat actor is to induce some action on the part of the at-risk individual, given the potential for release of information by the threat actor.


Laws and Regulations

The following laws and regulations address the Blackmail harm.