Sharing personal photos with someone is an act that is done out of trust and usually comes with a mutual understanding that such pictures will be kept private. But when relationships break down, some people often themselves victims of having their personal photos leaked. Here David Newman, adviser at DAS Law, explains your legal rights if you find yourself subject to this type of unwanted attention. The police can take action if you believe someone has published, or is threatening to publish, personal photos online. However, this would be dependent on the evidence available.
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Victims who find nude photos of themselves posted online without their consent have few options to get the images removed, according to police and attorneys. Law enforcement officials advise to collect as much information as possible, including which site the photo was posted to, the date and time of posting, the circumstances surrounding the photo, who may have received the photo, etc. Wistocki said victims should put all the information on a flash drive and submit that, along with a police report, to detectives. If the photo was taken when a victim was under the age of 18, Wistocki says that constitutes as child pornography.