Category: Monthly Newsletter on Cyber crimes against women

Gender and Internet : Cyber law monthly magazine for women news update :30th November, 2021 -31st December, 2021

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American video game developer Riot Games agrees to pay $100m in a class suit for gender discrimination for various offences including allowing to develop email chain to rate the comapny’s hottest women employees, showing unsolicited images of male genitalia to women employees by their bosses and colleagues.
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-59809774

Philippines Department of Justice brings out draft of guidelines for cases of Gender-Based Online Sexual Harassment (GBOSH) under Republic Act (RA) No. 11313 or the Safe Spaces Act to facilitate evidence gathering and case building for supporting victims of gender abuse online
https://canadianinquirer.net/2021/12/31/doj-tightens-watch-on-gender-based-online-harassment/.

Madras High court in Tamil Nadu, India takes suo motu cognizance in a case where lawyer was seen in objectionable position with a woman while virtual hearing was going on. Court also orders for prohibiting of circulation of the said clip on internet.
https://www-opindia-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.opindia.com/2021/12/madras-hc-lawyer-seen-canoodling-a-woman-during-virtual-hearing/amp/?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQIKAGwASCAAgM%3D&fbclid=IwAR2n5JLv6yRnvvfcWrXnNiYWXmCGo5Y56M3cgi66BeC-0-kgwe1be1BNrww#aoh=16403949984294&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.opindia.com%2F2021%2F12%2Fmadras-hc-lawyer-seen-canoodling-a-woman-during-virtual-hearing%2F

YouTuber in Nepal gets arrested by police for creating and sharing obscene contents on YouTube and a Kathmandu court had remanded him. The police has initiated case against him primarily under Electronic Transactions Act, 2008.
https://nepalesevoice.com/nepal/youtuber-arrested-for-posting-videos-with-obscene-titles/

Man gets 13 year jail term in Pakistan for alluring woman with job offer and then creating and sharing obscene photographs on social networking sites and extorting money from victim.
https://pakobserver.net/rawalpindi-man-gets-13-year-jail-term-for-sharing-womans-obscene-photos-on-social-media/

SriLankan woman living in Cyprus gets trapped in romance scam by Indian National from Tamil Nadu, India. Police arrested the accused and initiated case proceedings under Indian Penal COde and Indian Information Technology Act, 2000(amended in 2008).
https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/man-held-for-cheating-sri-lankan-national-in-cyprus/article38039340.ece

Indian woman uses honey trapping for extorting money from men. The woman allegedly allured men and then filed false rape cases on the basis of communications over the phone and physical meetings for extorting money. Police arrested the woman and had initiated investigation under different legal provisions and is also scanning the electronic devices for further evidences.
https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/others/woman-held-for-implicating-men-in-false-rape-cases-in-gurugram-101640810907122.html

Pakistan female actor snapped smoking inside her car and the video goes viral attracting trolls and abusers. Cybercrime wing of Federal Investigation Agency, Sindh, Pakistan, warns every one to not to share the video without consent of the actor.
https://tribune.com.pk/story/2336642/fia-warns-against-sharing-alizeh-shahs-viral-video

Tiktok moderator in the US files suit against the company in a California court for exposing her to extreme graphic violent contents which significantly affected her mental health.
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-59819664