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Canadian revenge porn law puts proof burden on perpetrators Canadian revenge porn law puts proof burden on perpetrators
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New legislation in Saskatchewan province allows victims to sue distributor of sexual images New legislation in Saskatchewan province allows victims to sue distributor of sexual images
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<strong>New legislation has taken effect in Saskatchewan, a Canadian province, allows victims to directly sue perpetrators of "revenge porn," the process of sharing sexual images or videos of someone without their consent.</strong> <strong>New legislation has taken effect in Saskatchewan, a Canadian province, allows victims to directly sue perpetrators of "revenge porn," the process of sharing sexual images or videos of someone without their consent.</strong>
The burden of proof, or providing evidence of the instance, <a href="https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/new-revenge-porn-legislation-1.4826804">falls to the perpetrator</a> under the legislation,  (CBC). The person accused of distributing images will have to provide evidence that they obtained consent to share the image. The burden of proof, or providing evidence of the instance, <a href="https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/new-revenge-porn-legislation-1.4826804">falls to the perpetrator</a> under the legislation,  (CBC). The person accused of distributing images will have to provide evidence that they obtained consent to share the image.
Plaintiffs will also have the option of bringing a case of revenge porn to more courts. Previously lawsuits filed under The Privacy Act were required to proceed only in the Court of Queen's Bench, the province's superior court. Cases can also be carried out in the Small Claims Court, <a href="https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2018/september/17/privacy-act">giving victims new options</a> on how to pursue a case. Plaintiffs will also have the option of bringing a case of revenge porn to more courts. Previously lawsuits filed under The Privacy Act were required to proceed only in the Court of Queen's Bench, the province's superior court. Cases can also be carried out in the Small Claims Court, <a href="https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2018/september/17/privacy-act">giving victims new options</a> on how to pursue a case.
Saskatchewan justice minister and attorney general Don Morgan <a href="https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2018/september/17/privacy-act">said</a> the new legislation will provide victims with the ability to take "direct court action" against perpetrators. Saskatchewan justice minister and attorney general Don Morgan <a href="https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2018/september/17/privacy-act">said</a> the new legislation will provide victims with the ability to take "direct court action" against perpetrators.
“Our government wants to take strong steps to protect people who have been victimized by having intimate images shared without consent,” he said. “Our government wants to take strong steps to protect people who have been victimized by having intimate images shared without consent,” he said.
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