Legislation Advocates For Victims Of Revenge Porn

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New revenge porn legislation being proposed in Saskatchewan seeks to deter people from broadcasting intimate images of other people.

Too often people find themselves victims of this embarrassing situation but now, residents of Saskatchewan may soon be able to do something about it.

If the bill passes, people who have had intimate images of themselves broadcast across social media or simply made public can sue the person who broadcast the images.

Revenge Porn Bill

“Social media is one of those things that’s incredibly pervasive,” said Don Morgan, minister of justice. “It follows young people home, it follows them into their bedrooms late at night. This is a protection that we want to have so that they will have a disincentive for that type of conduct to continue and allow people some tools to allow the images to be taken down.”

The new bill, would allow the victim to sue the opposing party in small claims court, where the burden of proof is not held to as high a standard. They would also not have to wait for criminal charges to be laid, and the defendant would have to prove that they had received consent from the victim to publicise the images in question.


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