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Indian court makes strict guidelines for searching smart devices for collecting evidences.
Woman from US allegedly creates deep fake videos to harass teen cheer leaders. Police starts investigation.
Hotel booking site encounters data breach and several customers’ data gets breached. The booking site is held liable for late reporting of the matter to the criminal justice authorities.
Nigeria Court convicts 11 internet fraudsters for sending misrepresenting electronic messages to women for duping them under Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, Etc) Act, 2015 and prescribes imprisonment for all of them.
Egypt court sentences a man for 8 years imprisonment for cyber crimes targeting women which included cyber stalking and sending unsolicited sexually explicit pictures to women.
United Arab Emirates deports 11 Ukranian nationals to Ukrain who were allegedly involved in a naked photo shoot in Dubai.
Police in Mumbai, India detects and closes down apps that showcased illegal porn contents. Police reveals that Covid 19 lockdown helped booming of illegal porn industry
German court rules that Facebook has further violated the data protection law primarily for default setups which allow location tracking and sharing the link of the users’ profiles with the search engines. Women and children face more privacy related threats due to such setups.
Indian women politicians are being harassed by Troll armies and deep fake porn on Twitter.
Pune man hacked into the social media profile of teen girl to create fake account and spread obscene messages impostering the victim. The accused gets arrested under provisions of Indian Penal Code and Information Technology Act, 2000(amended in 2008).
Video of young female college students drinking alcohol in a house party in Tamil Nadu becomes viral and the women attract moral policing and trolling on social media : the girls are suspended from the college. Stakeholders caution that lack of laws for addressing trolling, cyber shaming women may ruin reputation and lives of women in India
stakeholders raise concern faster online grooming of girls whereby young girls are made to expose for pedophiles within minutes. Young girls are falling victims of child sexual abuse by way of self generated images especially in the Live Streaming websites for more ‘likes’for their images.
Man in Derbyshire uploads distributes breast pictures of his neighbor who borrowed the computer to upload the pictures for medical purposes. while returning the computer, she forgot to delete them.Accused shared the pictures because he was allegedly irritated by the victim. The court convicted the accused of revenge porn. Held that the pictures were not captured by the accused for sexual purposes, but were distributed for taking revenge. The court, which took note of the victim’s distress condition, ordered the accused is ordered two months prison sentence, 80 hours of unpaid work and restraining order prohibiting him to connect with the victim.
Pornhub owner earns money from the revenue generated through advertisements, rejects the claim that they allow revenge porn contents on their websites. But the reality is different. Victims state even police can not help in preventing uploading of revenge porn in such websites and detecting the perpetrators. Website liability is questioned.
India raises alert over need for a new legislation to combat cyber crimes against women as several women , including nuns are defamed via social media.
Nigerian man arrested in India for duping women, through impostering profiles of wealthy people
Two men get arrested under Sections 20 (offences against the dignity of a natural person), 21 (offences against modesty) and 24 (cyber stalking) of the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (Peca), 2016.and Section 109 (abatement) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) for harassing women with objectionable contents over WhatsApp in Pakistan
While High Court in Great Britain holds facial recognition by police legal, artist designs metal jewelry to block facial recognition
Man gets arrested for creating impersonating profile of woman and using the same for sending lewd messages to other women in India
35 year old Philippine woman who was arrested in July, 2019 for sending photos of her 4 year old son being sexually abused through an online messaging platform in lieu of money, is now sentenced for jail for 25 years by Philippines court. The woman is also sentenced to pay fine and damages.
YouTube fined for collecting personal data of children : cyber safety of children in the hands of service providers gets questioned again