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Revenge porn laws 'not fit for purpose' says crime commissioner

Revenge porn laws ‘not fit for purpose’ says UK crime commissioner

  VICTIMS of revenge porn are suffering in silence in the UK, new research has claimed. Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan commissioned an anonymous survey of 92 victims who were asked about their experiences. Only four per cent successfully prosecuted their offender, 76 per cent did not report […]

Just 12 revenge porn convictions in Birmingham and Black Country - despite hundreds of potential victims

Just 12 revenge porn convictions in Birmingham and Black Country – despite hundreds of potential victims

  Just 12 people were convicted of sharing revenge porn in the West Midlands last year. It became a criminal offense to disclose private sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress in April 2015, but numbers of prosecutions and convictions resulting from the new law are still low. […]

Over 200,000 sign petition calling for heavier punishment of ‘revenge porn’

Over 200,000 sign petition calling for heavier punishment of ‘revenge porn’

  The presidential office is expected to announce its stance on revenge porn as more than 200,000 people have signed an online petition calling for heavier penalties for the crime.More than 214,000 Koreans have signed a petition titled “Please put revenge porn offenders in jail,” posted on the Cheong Wa […]

Facebook tackles revenge porn with professor’s help

Facebook tackles revenge porn with professor’s help

  Psychologist Asia Eaton is helping Facebook in its fight against revenge porn. Eaton, other researchers, lawyers and victim advocates from around the world recently convened at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. to present the latest research and brainstorm solutions to help victims of online dating abuse, cyber harassment […]

How a mother and daughter team took down the self-described king of revenge porn

How a mother and daughter team took down the self-described king of revenge porn

  Back in 2010, most people weren’t familiar with the term ‘revenge porn’. It hadn’t yet entered the pop culture lexicon, but over the next eight years it certainly would as everyone from high school students to A-List celebrities fell victim to one of the digital age’s biggest downsides. Arguably […]