Without My Consent's Weekly Roundup - March 3, 2017
Dear Friends and Fans,

Welcome to Without My Consent's Weekly Roundup, featuring articles, posts, interviews and more for those interested in the news most relevant to our advocacy.

Part 2 of our Sexual Privacy webinar series aired March 1, 2017. If you were unable to join us live, the webinar was recorded and will be available for on-demand viewing at K&L Gates HUB. (Note! Part 1 has been rescheduled for March 30, 2017. You can learn more and register here.)
West Virginia’s SB 240 was unanimously passed by the Senate, and now heads to the House. The bill was drafted by students at Bethany College, and introduced by Senators Ferns, Boso, Weld, Cline and Rucker. Under the bill, a first offense would be a misdemeanor with a penalty of up to a year in jail and a fine of $1,000 to $5,000. A subsequent offense would be a felony with up to three years in prison offender in prison and a fine of $2,500 to $10,000. [4]
Our friends at Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (founder Dr. Holly Jacobs, CCRI Vice President Mary Anne Franks, and Board Adviser Carrie Goldberg) were featured in an article covering their fight against nonconsensual pornography. [6]
  1. Matt Young, How to find out if your nude photos have been shared online and what to do if they have, (March 1, 2017)
  2. New Brunswick police probing mass email containing sexual images of student, CTV News (February 28, 2017)
  3. Government targets sexting and cyberbullying, BBC (February 27, 2017)
  4. Ashton Marra, Senate Bill Outlaws Sharing Illicit Photos Without Consent, WV Public Broadcasting (February 23, 2017) [legislation]
  5. Paul Fontaine, Psychiatrist Blames Women For Revenge Porn, Internet Ignites, Reykjavik Grapevine (February 22, 2017)
  6. Clarissa Jan-Lim, Meet The Women Waging War On Revenge Porn, A Plus (February 22, 2017)
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Without My Consent empowers victims of egregious online privacy violations to lead the fight against online harassment. We document the law as it is.

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