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The multifaceted legal implications of revenge porn

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 @ 11:12 AM | By Natasha Chettiar

Taking and sharing intimate images using smartphones and direct messaging applications has become a normalized part of romantic relationships; however, with the rise of technology-facilitated intimacy, the scope for abusive, controlling and vengeful behaviour has widened.

It has become commonplace to read news stories about people (most often, women) whose intimate selfies have been disseminated on the Internet without their knowledge or consent. Last year, the Guardian reported that Facebook reviewed more than 54,000 reports of non-consensual image sharing, or “revenge porn,” in a single month....