In the UK, in April 2015 it became a criminal offence with a maximum of two years imprisonment to share private sexual photographs or videos without the subject’s consent with the intent of causing distress to those targeted. In September 2016 it was announced that more than 200 people had been prosecuted since the law came into effect.
Initiatives, policies, strategies
This section documents initiatives, policies and strategies both at domestic and also international levels.
The inventory offers the possibility to search by the type of cyberviolence, measures to address it, as well as the geographical scope.
Back UK: Criminalising the sharing of private sexual content
public Cybercrime Convention Committee DG1 Human Rights and Rule of Law Council of Europe Domestic Compulsory cybercrime United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland human rights information society capacity-building general Cyberharassment Violations of privacy Criminalisation