Senators Introduce Bill to Fight Revenge Porn

United States Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Richard Burr (R-NC), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), along with U.S. Representative Jackie Speier, recently introduced legislation title the Ending Nonconsenual Online User Graphic Harassment (ENOUGH) Act of 2017 to address revenge porn.  The legislation seeks to combat the sharing of private and explicit images of others without authorization or consent.  The revenge porn legislation establishes federal criminal liability for those who share private photos of others in violation of the statute. However, the ENOUGH Act requires proof that the defendant knew posting the image(s) would cause harm to the victim.

The ENOUGH Act has bi-partisan support and also has support from tech companies including Facebook and Twitter.

Mudd Law protects our clients’ privacy when private photographs and videos have been unlawfully published online and in other media. Our firm has substantial experience in protecting our clients who become victims to cyberbullying and revenge porn. We will continue to follow the developments of this bill.

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