Revenge porn, Guarantor of privacy and victim protection: the news

The channel born from the collaboration with Facebook, useful information

Revenge porn, the first five measures adopted by the Privacy Guarantor to protect potential victims have started. The Authority urgently ordered a Facebook, Instagram and Google to immediately take all the necessary measures to prevent the dissemination on the relevant platforms of the material (videos, photos) reported to the Guarantor’s Office by some people who feared its being put online. This is what is read in the newsletter of the Guarantor for the protection of personal data.



The current intervention falls within the tasks attributed to the Authority by the regulatory changes introduced to the Privacy Code in December 2021. Now in fact, it is up to the Guarantor to receive reports from anyone, including minors over fourteen years of age, who has a well-founded reason to believe that audio recordings, videos, photos with sexually explicit content concerning him can be published on digital platforms, without his consent. Upon receipt of the report, the Guarantor takes immediate action to order the preventive blocking of the platforms indicated by the reporting party (as a rule, through the implementation of specific technologies, such as hash codes).

REVENGE PORN AND SOCIAL, A CHANNEL FOR VICTIMS – Against revenge porn there is an emergency channel for potential victims born from the collaboration between the Privacy Guarantor and Facebook. The channel was created to help people who fear the diffusion of intimate photos or videos without their consent. Here the information, here the form for reporting to the Guarantor.

WHAT IS REVENGE PORN – Revenge porn and, more generally, the phenomenon of non-consensual pornography, consists in the dissemination of pornographic or sexually explicit images for vindictive purposes (for example to ‘punish’ the ex partner who has decided to end a relationship) or to publicly denigrate, bully and harass the person they refer to.



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