USING TECHNOLOGY TO IMPEDE PRIVACY AND CONSENT: A SURVEY OF REVENGE PORN LAWS

55 Am. Crim. L. Rev. Online 19

Kellianne Hickey* 

Revenge porn affects millions of Americans. Advancements in technology have facilitated cellphone and internet users’ abilities to access and distribute sexual images and videos of individuals. A recent study by the Data & Society Research Institute found that roughly one in twenty-five Americans have either had intimate images posted without their consent, or have had someone threaten to post such images. Out of these millions of citizens, young people between the ages of fifteen and twenty-nine—particularly women—are most likely to be targeted.

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