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Access issues abound with new Nova Scotia cybersafety laws, says expert

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 9:41 AM | By Terry Davidson

A Nova Scotia legal scholar is echoing concerns about that province’s newest cybersafety legislation, citing access to justice challenges victims could face when attempting to have intimate images removed from the Internet.

Professor Wayne MacKay, of Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law in Halifax, says that while there are positive points to Nova Scotia’s just-passed Intimate Images and Cyber-Protection Act, there are issues when it comes to victims accessing the courts and, in some cases, their possible “re-victimization” should they get that far.

The new Act,...