“Revenge Porn” Banned in Texas as of September 1, 2015

08/25/2015

On June 17, 2015, Texas joined 25 other states that have enacted so-called “Revenge Porn” laws when Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 1135, the Relationship Privacy Act (the “RPA”). This new statute becomes effective September 1, 2015. “Revenge Porn” refers to the practice of posting sexually explicit pictures of other persons on Internet without their consent. Generally speaking, revenge porn occurs when someone obtains intimate pictures or videos of a person during the course of a personal relationship, and then posts the pictures online (or gives the pictures to another, who posts them) after the relationship ends.

Excerpted from Law360, August 25, 2015. To read the full article, click here.

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