Recently, Was Lt. Col. Vindman a registered Democrat? was asked. I did some research and can come up with a sourced answer, but it involves exposing more information about the Lt. Col. than just his political affiliation. I don't want to "dox" anyone and it seems irresponsible to be revealing information about the Lt. Col. However, this information was discovered after only a couple quick google searches and is (theoretically) available to anyone who knows where/how to look.
What should the policy be?
Edit: would an answer that provided screenshots of the proof, purged of personal information, but without a method to duplicate the results, be proper? I know it would usually not be up to standards due to not being verifiable but I believe that a user with a high enough reputation should be allowed to have the benefit of the doubt w/r/t not wanting private information leaked.
Edit 2: w/r/t the source of the information being legal/illegal, I am specifically dealing with two sources
- Voter registration records for the State of NY - a form to get voter registration information is available through the State of NY, but requires you to know five pieces of information about the Lt. Col., two of which are not readily available on the internet. I was able to learn that information via a source of questionable legality.
- Voter registration records for the District of Columbia. Apparently, D.C. used to publish their voter registration records in CSV form but have since been taken down. What I found was an archive of that data on another page entirely.
Both the State of New York and the District of Columbia consider voter registration records public information, but do not publish them online for obvious reasons.