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U.K. wants to protect your sexting and naughty video recording habits

February 12th, 2015 at 6:50 AM
Revenge Porn, Sexting and Sex Tapes

The U.K. might be interested in having better spy tools at its disposal for complex surveillance shows, especially following the unfortunate Charlie Hebdo events in Paris, but that doesn’t mean it’s not also interested in protecting your privacy, including sexting and naughty home-made sex tapes recorded for personal entertainment.

FROM EARLIER: Revenge porn victim wants $0.10 in damages for every Facebook subscriber in the world

According to the BBC, it is now illegal in England and Wales to post “revenge porn” images and videos of your ex and Scotland and Northern Ireland are also considering similar laws.

Anyone found guilty of sharing online such content, including social networks like Facebook and Twitter, will face up to two years in jail.

Revenge porn is described in English and Welsh laws as “photographs or films which show people engaged in sexual activity or depicted in a sexual way or with their genitals exposed, where what is shown would not usually be seen in public”.

BBC further reveals that from January 1st, 2012 to July 1st, 2014, there were 149 allegations of revenge porn in England and Wales with the majority of victims being women. In six incidents, police took action, although it’s not clear what that means.

It’s not clear though how this law will help victims remove revenge porn content from online sites, as many of them might be out of the jurisdiction of U.K. courts.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.




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