Japan plans to crack down on ‘revenge porn’ with new legislation | South China Morning Post

“The Japanese government is planning to introduce new legislation to clamp down on “revenge porn,” a burgeoning problem that some commentators in Japan are labelling as a “new social crisis.”

The number of cases has risen rapidly in recent years, up from 8,121 incidents that police were required to handle in 2008 to 27,334 reports in 2012. When the figures for last year are released later this year, authorities anticipate that the total will have surpassed 30,000.”

Read the full article via: Japan plans to crack down on ‘revenge porn’ with new legislation | South China Morning Post.

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