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It’s a rare occasion that legislators act swiftly to protect against emerging privacy violations, writes Danielle Citron for Forbes, suggesting the law needs sooner-than-later updating to combat privacy invasions facilitated by today’s technologies. She uses as an example the case of Ian Barber, who allegedly posted nude pictures of his ex-girlfriend to Twitter and sent them to her employer and sister. A judge dismissed sexual harassment charges against him because he hadn’t sent the pictures directly to the victim, as required under the law. The case isn’t an anomaly, Citron writes. While 22 states are considering anti-revenge porn legislation, “time will tell” if Congress will respond. Editor’s Note: Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP/US, CIPP/E, recently examined issues of data ownership and revenge porn in this post for Privacy Perspectives.
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