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Northern Ireland adopts new cyberflashing law following Professor McGlynn’s recommendations

Justice Act Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Assembly has adopted new legislation which criminalises cyberflashing – sending penis images to someone without their consent – often also known as sending unsolicited dick pics. This new law was introduced following Professor McGlynn’s evidence to the Assembly’s Justice Committee which they described as ‘compelling’ and which drew on the research for her co-authored book on cyberflashing.

The Justice Minister agreed to introduce this new law as part of a package of measures covering upskirting, downblousing and cyberflashing. Professor McGlynn’s recommendations on upskirting also shaped the new law which is more comprehensive than English law.


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