Australia : Revenge Porn Reporting Portal Launched

According to a recent study, one in five people have been the victim of ‘revenge porn’, to tackle the issue Australian Government has launched the “Revenge porn Reporting Portal”

Revenge porn is something that is posted by one’s ex without the victim’s consent.

Australia is the fifth country to pass the law on Revenge Porn followed by USA,UK,Germany,Israel.

Australia has set up the first national reporting tool to help victims of revenge porn.The online portal provides advice on getting the images removed, reporting the abuse to authorities and pursuing legal action.

The country’s eSafety commissioner said 20% of Australians aged between 16 and 49 have experienced image-based abuse. Most of the victims have been the teenagers. The same research found that 76% of victims took no action, often because they didn’t know what to do.

In a statement, communications minister Mitch Fifield said the $4.8m portal was “world-first”, although the Californian government provides a similar service and non-government organisations elsewhere provide similar resources.

Mr Fifield also said the government is considering to introduce civil penalties for perpetrators or websites that distribute revenge porn. There are already specific laws against revenge porn in all but three Australian states and territories, and telecommunications laws have also been used to prosecute offenders.

Revenge porn is illegal in the UK, Canada, New Zealand and Japan, and in most US states.

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