Sharing explicit selfies without consent may be made illegal

The Social Dialogue Minister is considering amending the law to make it a crime to share explicit photos without the consent of the person depicted, after several selfies of naked young women were circulated on the internet.

“The sharing of explicit material without a person’s consent is a clear breach of data protection,” a spokesman for Social Dialogue Minister Helena Dalli said in reaction to the furore sparked by the uploading of the pictures.

“However, as the Data Protection Commissioner highlighted, he has no jurisdiction over websites based in the US. This ministry will, therefore, be looking into the problem with a view to amend the law.”

More detail in the Times of Malta and the e-paper on Premium.


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