What do we do with case information?
Information provided to us by victims of harassment is used primarily to help that victim stop the harassment. We only release specific information to parties such as ISPs, email providers, or law enforcement personnel with the express permission of the victim. WIthout specific permission from the victim, that information is kept strictly private.
We also gather statistical data regarding all of the cases we receive, and prepare a yearly report about those cases. There is no information in our statistical reports that could be used to identify any individual victim or harasser. Our most recent report can always be found on our web site.
From time to time, we receive inquiries from the press asking if we know of victims of harassment in a particular area or country, or of cases that fit certain parameters. While we have at times asked victims if they would be interested in speaking to a specific journalist, we have never provided any information to the media about specific cases or identified victims without the express consent of the victim in question. Should a victim be interested in speaking to the journalist in question, we provide her with the reporter's contact information so that she may do so. People we help are certainly not under any kind of obligation to speak to the press.
From time to time, people have asked us if we publish or maintain lists of known harassers. Other than storing historical case information (which is not ever published), we do not keep such information. We have never published any such lists and have no plans to do so in the future.
If we were served with a court order to release specific information, we would of course be obligated to comply with it.