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Mobile phones with cameras are now ubiquitous and so is the internet.A Mc Afee study (in the US) found that 36% of people have sent or intend to send intimate content to their partners, and that one in ten ex-partners threatened to expose risque photos online - a threat carried out 60% of the time.But they still have systems for blocking child pornography, and could clearly do better with revenge porn. That perpetrators can go to prison for up to two years sends a strong message that this behaviour is unacceptable.
Only time will tell as to whether prosecutors will use the full power of the law against perpetrators.
The Crown Prosecution Service issued guidance in October last year indicating that they could (and would) prosecute perpetrators of revenge porn under existing obscenity laws.
Additionally, there is also scope for civil remedies under the Human Rights legislation, common law rights to privacy and the Protection from Harassment Act.
This is fast becoming an entrenched part of our culture of sex and relationships, a practice engaged in by huge numbers of people.
Further, the problem is much wider than of one victim and one perpetrator.