Action against "Deepfakes" and online sexual harrassment
This week the government brought forward legislation to better protect victims from abusers who share intimate images, strengthening protections for women and girls.
- It is unacceptable that women and girls can be harassed by online publication or sharing of intimate images which are or purport to be of themselves and which they did not consent to being used in this way. It is absolutely right that this Government acts to protect them against this appalling behaviour.
- That is why the government is bringing forward legislation to criminalise sharing ‘downblouse’ images and explicit images or videos which have been manipulated to look like someone without their consent, giving police greater powers to bring perpetrators to justice.
- Conservatives are committed to better protecting women and girls from such abuse and this legislation will ensure those responsible for these vile crimes are held to account and face potential time behind bars.