The recently introduced offences of 'upskirting' and 'revenge porn' have provided the means for victims to be protected and bring more offenders to justice. However, there is a vast range of other, disturbing, digital trends emerging which currently would not easily be covered under existing law.
The review is expected to take two years and will focus on the law around non-consensual images which are abusive and offensive. The continual advances in technology have made the making and sharing of such images much easier to do - along with a multitude of different platforms available where such images can be shared.
The review will also consider the case for granting automatic anonymity to victims of revenge porn, so that they cannot be named publicly, in line with victims of sexual offences.