Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is a term used to refer to the data collected from publicly available sources to be used in an intelligence context. In the intelligence community, the term “open” refers to overt, publicly available sources (as opposed to covert or clandestine sources).”
In simple terms, Open Source Intelligence is the use of publicly available datasources and the data sources made available to you (legitimately) to communicate an issue using data that you’re inspired enough to undertake the exhaustive task of collecting, collating and representing that issue in a manner that may be taken more seriously by law enforcement officials, lawyers, medical clinicians or other parties you provide that information to.
Indeed, so long as it’s public information and the information you have rightful use to use; and that information is true and correct, with appropriate consideration is unlikely anyone is able to stop or punish you for publishing it on a website, mark it up with the appropriate tools and create an outcome that’s likely to be top search result for those mentioned in the output.
IMHO it’s important not to make problems those of children or others. Where others fail to do their job, the means made available by OSINT techniques can clarify circumstances in ways that may be reviewed by others as to resolve problems. It’s important not to be a problem whilst using these techniques.