Katharine Goodloe writes:
At a talk today with members of Covington’s Privacy and Data Security Group, Danielle Citron highlighted the need for more remedies for victims of online harassment, including women harassed by so-called revenge pornography.
Citron, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Law, focuses on information privacy law and is the author of Hate Crimes in Cyberspace. Her book argues that online harassment of women is a civil rights issue, a position made more compelling in light of the recent online assaults on women in the Gamergate and iCloud photograph hacking scandals.
Citron grouped online harassment into four different models: (1) using the internet to terrorize a victim, such as by cyberstalking, (2) using the internet to destroy a victim’s reputation, such as by defamatory postings, (3) using technology to invade a victim’s privacy, such as by posting private materials and (4) using technology to essentially shove a victim offline, such as by cyberattacks.
Read more on Covington & Burling Inside Privacy.