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Revenge Pornography

Facebook announced on Friday that it will soon be introducing new technology for detecting revenge pornography posted on the platform. We at McAllister Olivarius support the development of technology that gives victims of revenge pornography another way to fight back and regain their online privacy.

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McAllister Olivarius is set to launch a web-based service pitched to the victims of image-based abuse, offering self-help tips and explaining their options. Forbes reported on the upcoming website launch in its coverage of the 2019 International Women’s Day Event at Doughty Street Chambers, which addressed the question, “What more can the law do for women?”

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Senior Partner Ann Olivarius joins Victoria Derbyshire on her BBC current affairs programme to discuss new guidelines that could see revenge porn offenders jailed for up to two years.

Ann explains the limitations of the current law and the consequences for our clients, including Chrissy Chambers, who has been fighting for justice for three years after her ex-boyfriend posted revenge porn material on a pornography website.

As the social movement against revenge pornography gets set to take to the streets of New York, the campaign’s founder Leah Juliett explains the importance of raising awareness of cyber sexual crimes and highlights the case of McAllister Olivarius client Chrissy Chambers.

Leah Juliett, Founder of March Against Revenge Porn

Dr Ann Olivarius was interviewed alongside Rachel Krys from End Violence Against Women on the day a new report from the Crown Prosecution Service reveals violent crimes against women in England and Wales have reached a record high.

While the number of prosecutions has also hit record levels, our Senior Partner explained why the new laws to protect women and girls from physical violence as well psychological control via social media don’t go far enough.