Bill passed to tackle publishing of intimate images

22 November, 2023

Courtesy of ICRT


Lawmakers have passed a bill allowing courts to issue restraining orders to prevent the dissemination of explicit images.


The provisions are aimed at both the abuser and online service providers and is an amendment of the Domestic Violence Prevention Act. The bill gives courts the right to prohibit the remaking or distribution in all forms of intimate images of the protected individual.

Perpetrators will be required to return any images to victims and law enforcement authorities will be allowed to order them to delete the content if necessary.


Online service providers will also be required to remove or restrict access to intimate images on their websites when they discover such content or when they are informed about its existence by relevant agencies or law enforcement officials. Offenders face a maximum fine of NT$600,000.

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