Intimate Images Protection Act Now Law
The British Columba Intimate Images Protection Act, which was first introduced earlier this month, has now passed into law. It passed third reading and received Royal Assent on March 30, 2023.
This law was presented to the public as an anti revenge porn law. But it does so much more than that.
If you have an intimate image ‘distributed’ by others you can tell them to stop. Even if you previously consented to the sharing or distribution of the image you can revoke your consent. Anyone who refuses to abide by these wishes can be ordered to stop distributing the images. The law also gives victims the right to seek compensatory, aggravated and punitive damages for the unwanted distribution of their intimate images. It applies not just to actual images but even deep fakes and other damaging nude or sexual images.
MacIsaac & Company is proud to expand our legal services to provide victims of unwanted intimate image distribution assistance in sending demand letters, obtaining judicial or tribunal takedown orders, and litigation for damages.
Your Body. Your Choice. Even Online.
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