David B. Larter reports:
Posting nude pictures of service members without consent is now, for all intents and purposes, a crime in the Navy and Marine Corps — a response to the nude photo-sharing scandal that surfaced when a reporter outed a private Facebook group of Marines and sailors that was used at times to swap nudes.
An interim revision to Navy regulations prohibits Navy and Marine Corps personnel from posting intimate photos “if the person making the distribution or broadcast does so without legal justification or excuse,” the regulation reads.
Read more on Navy Times.
I think the defense attorney raises a good point about the ambiguity of “reckless disregard” and how difficult that might be to prove, but I am glad to see the Navy trying to take a firm stand to squash what was problematic behavior. The question will probably become whether they have taken things too far.