Yesterday communications minister Mitch Fifield and minister for women Michaelia Cash made this announcement: …
The Enhancing Online Safety (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Bill 2017 will introduce a federal civil penalty regime targeted at perpetrators and content hosts who share intimate images without consent.
Penalties of up to $105,000 for individuals and up to $525,000 for corporations can be applied for breaches of the prohibition.
So what’s an “intimate image”? The legislation says it’s an image that depicts or appears to depict
the person’s genital area or anal area (whether bare or covered by underwear)
the person undressed, or using the toilet, bath or shower
But it’s not just nudity that could earn you a $100K fine. The Bill provides that if:
because of the person’s religious or cultural background, the person consistently wears particular attire of religious or cultural significance whenever the person is in public; and
the material depicts, or appears to depict, the person without that attire …
So who gets to hand out the $100K tickets?
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