The California Senate has approved a bill, authorized by Sen. Anthony Cannella, which will make it a misdemeanor for individuals to disclose pornography or obscene photographs of their ex-partners or spouses out of revenge.

Termed “revenge porn,” the practice usually involves the online disclosure of intimate videos or photographs spread without authorization.  According to some sources, individuals who have their privacy violated in this manner have legal recourse, but they are often too embarrassed to pursue their rights.

California law protects victims of breaches of privacy and provides them with an avenue for recovery against perpetrators.  In California, it is unlawful to publicly disclose private facts which would be offensive and objectionable to a reasonable person, which are not of legitimate public concern.  It is also unlawful in California to intrude upon the personal affairs of others. 

 With two offices in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, California, Axis Legal Counsel regularly represents clients in numerous types of privacy violations and privacy litigation, including the public disclosure of private facts, invasions of privacy, intrusion upon personal affairs, violations of name, likeness, and image, right of publicity claims, HIPAA/medical privacy violations, online / internet privacy violations, and numerous others.

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 For information on retaining Axis Legal Counsel to represent you with respect to a privacy violation, contact info@axislegalca.com or call (213) 403-0130 for a confidential consultation.

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