On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the Protecting the Rights of Individuals Against Technological Exploitation Act, the first major piece of legislation addressing March’s Marines United nude photo sharing scandal.
According to Jezebel, Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) introduced the bill to make it more explicit that nonconsensual nude photo sharing is a crime, a stipulation that had never been spelled out before in the law.
The bill, also known as the PRIVATE Act, also seeks to close a loophole in the Uniform Code of Military Justice that Jezebel reported “technically allowed service members to share intimate photos with others if the photos had been taken consensually.”
The House’s attempt to safeguard against another nude photo sharing scandal in the military arrives on the heels of Facebook’s apparent failure to do so. Read more (5/25/17)