‘Jane Doe’: Anonymity during litigation

When steps are taken, your case may be able to proceed without your name or identifiable information becoming public. Your right to privacy is important and there are steps that can be taken to ensure that your name, along with any identifiable information, is removed from the legal process. Although the Court rules require that … Read more‘Jane Doe’: Anonymity during litigation

Critical Cases: Jane Doe 464533

“In recent years, technology has enabled predators and bullies to victimize others by releasing their nude photos or intimate videos without consent. We now understand the devastating harm that can result from these acts… Society has been scrambling to catch up to this problem and the law is beginning to respond to protect victims” (Jane … Read moreCritical Cases: Jane Doe 464533

Civil Legislation

In recent years, provincial governments across Canada have passed legislation to address the non-consensual distribution of intimate images, and allow for victims to seek compensation. Since Canada added the offence of non-consensual distribution of intimate images to the Criminal Code in 2014, multiple provincial governments have passed legislation which allows for victims to seek compensation … Read moreCivil Legislation

Non-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Images

If an intimate image of you was distributed without your permission, you are not alone. With the rise in popularity of social media and technology, the non-consensual dsitributio of intimate images has become increasingly common. A study conducted by the Civil Rights Initiative in 2017 found that one in eight people have reported being subjected … Read moreNon-Consensual Distribution of Intimate Images