Labour’s Coco’s Law vital to protect against sharing of intimate images

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22 May 2023

Labour Senator Annie Hoey said the legal framework to ban the sharing of intimate images without consent is of huge importance in today’s world.

Senator Hoey said:

“Labour was proud to see the introduction of Coco’s Law in 2021 to end the illegal sharing of intimate images. Laws can make a real difference to people’s lives, but they need enforcement and publicity, and the launch of a new campaign this week against the illegal sharing of intimate images is very welcome.

“After many years of campaigning it’s great to see Coco’s law having a real world impact. So many families and parents like Jackie Fox worked so hard to make this a reality.

“Information campaigns are essential to changing perceptions and tackling this terrible practice, and we now have a different legal framework modernised to ensure that there are sanctions available against those who cause harm online.

“The internet is a public space and people should be as safe there as they would in a public playing field or on the public road.

“The reason this new awareness campaign is really important is that we need to ensure people know the law, but also know that there are supports in place, and help at hand.”

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