Regulation & Government

Cyberflashing to become criminal offence under new laws

Ministers have now confirmed that laws banning this behaviour will be included in the Government’s Online Safety Bill 

Cyberflashing is set to become a new criminal offence with offenders facing up to two years in prison under new laws to be introduced by the Government.

The practice typically involves sending an unsolicited sexual image to people via social media or dating apps, but can also be over data sharing services such as Bluetooth and Airdrop.

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