Online Reputation & Privacy
McAllister Olivarius is one of the leading law firms working with victims of online privacy and civil rights violations, both in the US and the UK. We represent victims of cyberbullying, non-consensual pornography and online trolling, seeking to expand the law’s protections of victims in claims against individuals and website operators, working with them to rebuild their lives and reputations.
Types of work
If your reputation has been damaged by untrue statements made by other people, we can represent you in seeking compensation for the harm caused.
Non-consensual pornography, also known as revenge porn, can have a severe impact on the mental health and employment prospects of victims. We can support you to deal with the fallout and seek redress from the perpetrator.
If your life has been affected by cyberbullying or anonymous trolling, we can help you to find legal solutions to address it.
The hack was sophisticated and used cloaking websites to hide its origin. We filed actions to force these websites to reveal the identity of the perpetrator.
A woman's ex-boyfriend posted a video of them having sex on a pornography website without her knowledge or consent.
The posting has severely disrupted both her business and her personal life. We are devising strategies to proceed against the former boyfriend and various websites for damages.
Our client had an affair with a married man who claimed to be single. After his wife found the woman's intimate pictures on his phone, she posted them on Facebook.
The wife also threatened to send the images to the woman's boss and parents. We wrote a "cease and desist" letter to the wife and husband, explaining the laws they had violated and advising them to take down the postings and not to do it again. They immediately complied.
A well-known newscaster had a relationship with someone who became obsessed with her, which escalated after the newscaster ended the relationship.
The rejected lover sent intimate pictures of the newscaster to her mother and employer, and threatened to distribute them more widely. Because of the psychological volatility of the perpetrator, we wrote a calm letter reiterating that the relationship was over and that spreading the images had already broken the law, which was unwise to repeat. The harassment stopped.
A man who ended an affair discovered his ex-lover was spreading intimate pictures of him widely on social media using multiple fake accounts and writing defamatory comments.
We wrote the perpetrator a "cease and desist" letter describing the multiple laws she had broken, after which she stopped. We surveyed the internet to make sure we knew the extent of the damage done. We also took a large collection of screenshots, text messages and other evidence our client had gathered and assembled them into a dossier he could take to the police. We may also pursue civil damages against the perpetrator.
An American woman discovered her British ex-boyfriend had sent intimate pictures of her to family, friends, classmates and revenge porn sites.
He kept doing it for months and made her life miserable. The police would not take an interest, either in the US or UK. We assembled materials that made the British police reconsider and they began an investigation under the criminal law against revenge porn that came into force in 2015. We are pursuing civil damages against the perpetrator and the websites that posted the images.
A woman discovered her husband had been taking secret pictures of her and her daughters when they were undressed, sharing them on pornography sites specialising in this type of material.
As the woman was negotiating her divorce, she came to us for specialist advice about how to handle these disturbing revelations. We advised her on her legal rights, scanned the internet to determine none of these images was in general circulation, and helped her secure an improved private settlement.