Scotland’s revenge porn laws to be more effective

As well as a much more severe 5-year maximum sentence compared to the English 2-year maximum, the Scottish law has the crucial additions of penalising the threatened as well as actual disclosure of intimate images and the reckless as well as intentional causing of fear, alarm or distress to the victim.

These differences have been praised by Dr Samantha Pegg of Nottingham Law School as enabling the Scottish version to avoid the pitfalls in the English system.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/law/how-scotland-has-improved-revenge-porn-laws-r5pgkhn7r

Scotland’s Justice Secretary Michael Matheson made this point clear:

‘There is no place for this abusive and manipulative behaviour in Scotland, and the threat of sharing images without consent will be viewed just as seriously as the act of sharing,’

https://news.gov.scot/news/sharing-images-without-consent

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2 thoughts on “Scotland’s revenge porn laws to be more effective

  1. Clydebuilt July 7, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    Porn laws . . . Tough one . . . Best advice don’t get photographed reading a book called porn followed by posting said photo on the Internet. . .

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