Shockingly, in most cases, these very intimate, personal pictures or videos were found online by family, friends or even coworkers. To make matters worse, often the photos or videos were taken years earlier, long forgotten and long before a current marriage, relationship or employment. In the age of powerful internet search engines and social networking it is too easy for anyone (husband, boss, clients, co-workers, parents etc.) to connect your name to recently published, intimate pictures or videos that have been uploaded onto the internet.
- Thanks to technology anyone can snap a picture or a video of someone else without their knowledge and millions of women are finding themselves victims of voyeurs.
- Cameras are very small and can be hidden almost anywhere in bathrooms, showers, hotel rooms and changing rooms in clothing stores.
- In the US, a proposed law would require mobile phones to produce a loud shutter sound when snapping pictures without letting users disable such sound.
“In the United States, the Video Voyeurism Prevention Act makes it a misdemeanor for a person having the intent to capture an image of a private area of an individual without their consent under circumstances in which the individual has a sense of privacy.”