Police officer who filmed woman getting changed in Primark avoids prison – Daily Telegraph

‘A Metropolitan Police officer caught spying on a woman in the changing room of a Primark store has avoided jail.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd July 2022

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Reforms to protect victims of intimate image abuse, criminalising “downblousing” and sharing pornographic deepfakes without consent – Law Commission

Posted July 11th, 2022 in consent, criminal justice, Law Commission, news, pornography, victims, voyeurism by tracey

‘The Law Commission of England and Wales has today proposed new recommendations to strengthen the law to protect victims of intimate image abuse.’

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Law Commission, 7th July 2022

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Criminal reforms target ‘deepfake’ and nonconsensual pornographic imagery – The Guardian

‘Secretly videoing or taking photographs of people under their clothes or sharing “deepfake” pornography without consent could lead to prison sentences of up to three years, under recommendations by the Law Commission of England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2022

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Three ex-officers banned from policing over racist, sexist WhatsApp chats – The Independent

Posted June 23rd, 2022 in disciplinary procedures, dismissal, internet, news, police, pornography, racism by sally

‘Two former police officers have been barred from working in the role again for their part in a WhatsApp group that shared bestiality porn and rape jokes.’

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The Independent, 22nd June 2022

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Third of revenge porn cases dropped by victims – The Independent

Posted May 17th, 2022 in internet, news, pornography, prosecutions, victims, video recordings by tracey

‘More than a third of revenge porn cases are dropped by victims despite a suspect being identified, figures show.’

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The Independent, 16th May 2022

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UK introduces exhaustive Online Safety Bill – BBC News

Posted March 17th, 2022 in bills, consumer protection, fraud, internet, news, pornography by tracey

‘The government is to introduce its long-awaited Online Safety Bill in Parliament on Thursday.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2022

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Porn sites will be legally required to verify users’ age – BBC News

Posted February 8th, 2022 in children, consumer protection, internet, news, pornography by sally

‘Porn websites in the UK will be legally required to verify the age of their users under new internet safety laws.’

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BBC News, 8th February 2022

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Online safety law to be strengthened to stamp out illegal content – Home Office

‘Online Safety Bill strengthened with new list of criminal content for tech firms to remove as a priority.’

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Home Office, 4th February 2022

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Campaigners threaten UK legal action over porn sites’ lack of age verification – The Guardian

Posted December 6th, 2021 in bills, charities, children, internet, news, pornography by sally

‘The UK data watchdog must introduce age verification for commercial pornography sites or face a high court challenge over any failure to act, children’s safety groups have warned.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2021

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Online Safety Bill : What to expect – BBC News

‘A report from a joint committee of MPs and Lords recommending what should be included in the Online Safety Bill is due in the next few days.’

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BBC News, 6th December 2021

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Judges publishing porn – Transparency Project

‘On 24 November 2021, approximately 3 years after the publication of detailed anonymisation guidance warning against the publication of overly graphic sexual content in judgments, and almost a month after publication of the Transparency Review, which echoes the same issue and indicates the need for an Anonymisation Unit – a family court judge has published a judgment which is, basically, pornographic in content.’

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Transparency Project, 24th November 2021

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School abuse claims could be the ‘next national scandal’ – BBC News

‘Sexual harassment and assault claims made by school pupils on a website may be the “next child abuse scandal that engulfs the nation”, police have said.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2021

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‘Revenge porn’ is a misnomer – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Why we should replace ‘revenge porn’ with ‘image based sexual abuse’ and reform the mens rea of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 10th March 2021

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New laws to protect victims added to Domestic Abuse Bill – Home Office

‘A raft of new amendments to the Domestic Abuse Bill will be presented, providing greater protections for victims and further clamping down on perpetrators.’

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Home Office, 1st March 2021

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‘Deepfake porn images still give me nightmares’ – BBC News

‘A woman who has been the victim of deepfake pornography is calling for a change in the law.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2021

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Former British Army soldier jailed for terror offences and extreme pornography – The Independent

Posted December 17th, 2020 in armed forces, news, pornography, sentencing, terrorism by tracey

‘A former British soldier has been jailed for terror offences after sharing military documents that caused a “significant” national security risk.’

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The Independent, 17th December 2020

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More than 500 child victims of ‘revenge porn’ in England and Wales last year – The Guardian

‘More than 500 children were victims of so-called ‘revenge porn’ in England and Wales last year, according to new data shared with the Guardian.’

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The Guardian, 9th October 2020

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Anti-Asian hate crimes up 21% in UK during coronavirus crisis – The Guardian

‘Hate crime directed at south and east Asian communities has increased by 21% during the coronavirus crisis, ministers have told MPs.’

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The Guardian, 13th May 2020

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Tech Companies In Legal Bid Over UK’s Cancelled ‘Porn Block’ – Each Other

‘Four tech companies have launched legal action to pressure the government into introducing age verification (AV) checks for people accessing porn online.’

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Each Other, 17th January 2020

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Army cadet trainer tricked boys into performing sex acts by posing as 15-year-old girl ‘bait’ – The Independent

‘An Army cadet trainer has been jailed after posing as 15-year-old girl to “bait” teenage boys into performing sex acts online.’

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The Independent, 7th October 2019

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