I suppose, in retrospect, Bleeping computer could have labeled their volunteer moderators differently, but really this is one of those things asking people to engage in speculation about what consequences might evolve from rather inconsequential things.
Never mind examining the algorithm, or how up to date the information is, but what information, how does it weigh, and how comprehensive is it?
Something like that could be hugely useful if done correctly. Not so much for sentencing unless except for mitigation. But "correctly" is something we fail to do quite often. (And then hide it, deny it, and make money from it. And further use it inappropriately on top of that.)
People who think the world would work better without laws and regulations are the dishonest ones. Why don't y'all start your own country and try it. I'll make popcorn.
It's also a hoot that when people have a discussion, spread information, and try to push things toward the good, they are merely "bitching", (because reigning in involves, what, firearms?) unless they are some holy enlightened libetarian-esque creature with their meta-bitching, who can save us all with the One True way.
I'm not particularly optimistic about human cultural behaviors, but offered... nothing. Meanwhile, there was an article about the issue mentioning 3 organizations who are exerting their influences...
It's almost as if Getty's PR people have absolutely no clue what they're talking about.
That's the method of operation. It's been more popular than ever (anecdotal observation) the last 20 years or so. Somehow it works often enough that the practice of (including but not limited to)repeating, insisting, making no sense, making claims contrary to established facts (even those backed by quantitative evidence), and self-contradiction is a thing. Just speak with authority.
Mandatory punishment guidelines can be part of the law and the charter under which police operate. External oversight could be, as well. Reduction of the internal power of police unions can be. They have massive privileges beyond any normal union powers.
Nothing. Overbroadly applying laws sideways to punish privacy invasion is, as always, doin' it rong.
This could lead to fun things like, oh, say some complete waste of skin does something like doxxing and revenge porn or what have you on thousands of people. One of those victims discovers who this is and writes something up exposing the person who is doing this, revealing things that qualify as private information. And of course they are doing this with intent to hurt the person, not merely to warn others. Guess who is now liable under the law, as it is being applied?
It's funny how it follows the same pattern as physical items with design, materials, or construction flaws. Companies don't like those investigated either. Only in the digital space, they have all these extra ways to stifle research or the researchers.