Tech advances see sexual offences take on digital wings

Digital tools have made voyeurism more widespread and more traumatic for victims as images can spread easily and are hard to remove online. New laws will deal with this more effectively.

Until specific laws were introduced earlier this year, taking upskirt images or videos was not a criminal offence in England and Wales.

In Western Australia, revenge porn - explicit photos or videos posted online without the consent of the party caught on camera - became a crime only last month.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 24, 2019, with the headline 'Tech advances see sexual offences take on digital wings'. Subscribe