Law Commission consultation on intimate image abuse

Closes 27 May 2021

Opened 26 Feb 2021

Overview

This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales.

The Law Commission is conducting a review of the existing criminal law as it relates to taking, making and sharing intimate images without consent. In particular we look at the current range of offences which apply in this area and identify the gaps in the scope of protection currently offered, making provisional proposals in an effort to ensure that the criminal law provides consistent and effective protection against the creation and sharing of intimate images without consent.

For more information about this project, click here.

We recommend that consultees read the consultation paper before responding to the consultation. A shorter summary is also available. Consultees do not need to answer all the questions if they are only interested in some aspects of the consultation.

About the Law Commission: The Law Commission is a statutory body, created by the Law Commissions Act 1965 (“the 1965 Act”) for the purpose of promoting the reform of the law. It is an advisory Non Departmental Public Body sponsored by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). The Law Commission is independent of Government. For more information about the Law Commission please click here.

Responses to this consultation: We may publish or disclose information you provide us in response to this consultation, including personal information. We are keen to hear from those who have been personally affected by potential problems with how the law currently operates and so recognise that the ability to maintain anonymity could be important. For more information on anonymity, how we consult and how we may use responses to the consultation, please see page iv of the consultation paper. For information about how we handle your personal data, please see our privacy notice.

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