Lib Dem ‘Revenge Porn’ Law Delivers

Over 200 people have been prosecuted since the “revenge porn law” came into force in England and Wales last year, a new Crown Prosecution Service report reveals.

Revenge porn refers to people posting sexually explicit media of their former partners online, without the consent of the pictured individual.

When the images are legally obtained from a partner, they are usually put up online to humiliate their partners after a breakup. Although there was consent for the image to be taken at the time, that shouldn’t allow people to show the whole world.

The law, including anonymity provisions for those who have been victims, was a Liberal Democrat measure. Read more about our campaign to bring in the law in our archives here.