Protecting Intimate Privacy: The Fight Against “Revenge Porn”

(This piece is cross-posted from Refinery29.) All of us share private information with third parties at some point in our lives, from home addresses to medical records to credit card numbers. Many of us share private information several times a day. The behavior is so routine that we don’t think about the fact that sharing […]

Congresswoman Jackie Speier Introduces Federal Bill against NCP

It’s Time For Congress To Protect Intimate Privacy (This piece is cross-posted from The Huffington Post.) The recognition that the right to privacy extends to intimate photographs and videos is one step closer to becoming reality. On July 14, 2016, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) introduced the Intimate Privacy Protection Act (IPPA). If passed, the bill […]

An Open Letter to YACHT re: “Sex Tape” Publicity Stunt

May 11, 2016 We at the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, who advocate on behalf of individuals who have suffered the devastating and irreversible harms caused by nonconsensual pornography, condemn your recent publicity stunt involving a false claim of a leaked sex tape, as well as the uninformed and self-serving statement you made in defense of […]

Re: Opposition by Media Coalition and Motion Picture Association (MPAA) to Minnesota HF2741 and SF2713

CCRI supports Minnesota House File 2741 and Senate File 2713. The Media Coalition and MPAA’s opposition to these bills makes clear that the Coalition views the vicious and destructive invasion of intimate privacy as a form of free speech.

The IRL impact of Google’s new “revenge porn” policy

“Everything is going to be okay.” I said that to three people today. It choked me up each time. Up until this past Friday there were lots of other words of comfort I’d use: “We’ll get you to the other side of this.” “I’m here to help.” “One day at a time.” “Breathe through this.” […]

Google cracks down on revenge porn

A letter to our supporters: The Cyber Civil Rights Initiative is thrilled to have played a leading role in this week’s breaking developments on the issue of nonconsensual pornography. You know an issue is at the cutting edge of change when John Oliver features it. It was a delight for several of us to work […]

Seven Reasons Illinois is Leading the Fight Against Revenge Porn

Prof. Mary Anne Franks (left) and Rep. Scott Drury (right) present the IL “revenge porn” bill to the Judiciary committee in Springfield, IL. Just in time for 2015, Governor Pat Quinn (D) announced a New Year’s resolution for the state of Illinois: end revenge porn. On Monday Quinn signed a new law making it a […]

Donate $3, Save a Victim

With just $3, you can save a victim. Click here to donate. $3 provides a victim of nonconsensual pornography with crisis counseling, technical advice, and service referrals through our helpline. $10 helps us perform legal research and advocate for legislation against nonconsensual pornography. $25 enables us to start giving presentations about nonconsensual pornography in middle schools, high […]

Victim of Nonconsensual Pornography in the US? Call our Crisis Helpline.

It’s been just over a year since Cyber Civil Rights Initiative incorporated as a non-profit and we are finally able to offer a service that victims of nonconsensual pornography (i.e., revenge porn) desperately need: A Helpline*. The first person I called when I learned my ex-boyfriend created an eBay auction and tried to sell a […]