Mar 242015
 
 March 24, 2015  Breaches, Laws, U.S.

Massachusetts, which is ahead of most states when it comes to strong data breach laws, does not have any law dealing with revenge porn, although 15 other states already have laws on their books.

Allison Pohle uses the case of one woman to illustrate the problems victims have:

Smith’s attorney is Wellesley-based Mitchell J. Matorin. He told Boston.com that revenge porn falls under the broader category of “involuntary porn” — “the involuntary posting of intimate photos without the person’s consent.”

In a perfect world, Matorin said, if a photo were posted online, the victim could sue the person who posted it for defamation or invasion of privacy. She could also sue the hosting website.

We don’t live in that world. Those hoping to get involuntary porn photos removed from the Internet can either pursue criminal or civil cases, neither of which are completely effective, Matorin said.

Read more on Boston.com.

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