Revenge Porn Laws in Europe, U.S. And Beyond
Posted in: Legal & Security at 28/11/2017 22:33
Revenge porn is the unauthorized and malicious dissemination of intimate images or videos on the internet. The victim is usually naked or engaging in a sexual act. In most cases, the material will originally have been taken with the subject’s consent, often by a partner on a camera phone.
Indeed, the images may have been taken by the victim themselves and sent as a private message, but sometime later, perhaps after a relationship has ended, the images are published without the victim’s consent. The publisher is commonly motivated by a desire to punish, threaten or control the subject and the consequences can be catastrophic.