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Alberta follows tort lead in Manitoba, Ontario to ban revenge porn

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 8:55 AM | By Christopher Guly

Alberta’s new tort providing civil remedies for victims of non-consensual pornography, or revenge porn, is receiving mixed reviews from the bar and legal educators.

Emily Laidlaw, University of CalgaryBill 202, the Protecting Victims of Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Images Act, which received royal assent earlier this month, targets anyone who distributes an “intimate image” (defined as depicting someone who is nude or includes the breasts, genitals or anal region, or portrays sexual activity) of another person without that individual’s consent or is “reckless as to whether...