Sharing downblouse and porn deepfakes without consent was a crime

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96% of deepfakes are pornographic in nature (Image: Getty Images/Metro.co.uk)

Sharing “downblouse” images and pornographic “deepfakes” without consent will be considered a crime, the government has announced.

A change to the Online Safety Act means police and prosecutors will have more powers to bring the “heinous” abusers to justice.

Those who share “deepfakes” — offensive images or videos manipulated to look like someone without their consent — could be jailed under the proposed changes.

Victims have previously spoken to Metro.co.uk about the sheer terror the crime is causing.

It has already been established that 96% of deepfakes are pornographic in nature.

The Justice Department says it will also introduce legislation to combat the installation of devices like covert cameras to capture or record images of someone without their consent.

This also includes “downblousing” – in which photos are taken over a woman’s top.

Justice Secretary Dominic Raab said: “We must do more to protect women and girls from people taking or manipulating intimate photographs in order to stalk or humiliate them.

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The Law Commission has been working for tougher penalties (Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

“Our changes will give police and prosecutors the powers they need to bring these cowards to justice and protect women and girls from such heinous abuse.”

Figures show that around one in 14 adults in England and Wales has experienced a threat for sharing intimate images, with more than 28,000 reports of the disclosure of private sexual images without consent being recorded by police between April 2015 and December 2021.

The Justices Commission had called for the changes, saying crime had not kept up with technology and had not protected all victims while perpetrators had evaded justice.

Professor Penney Lewis of the Legal Commission said: “Taking or sharing intimate images of a person without their consent can cause permanent harm.

“We are pleased that the government will implement our recommendations to strengthen the law.

“A new set of offenses will capture a broader range of abusive behaviors and ensure more perpetrators of these deeply harmful acts are prosecuted.”

Domestic Violence Commissioner Nicole Jacobs said: “I welcome these steps by the Government aimed at making victims and survivors safer online, on the streets and in their own homes.

“I am pleased to see this commitment in the Online Safety Bill and hope that it will continue to make its way through Parliament at the earliest opportunity.”

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