Government Pushed to Battle "Revenge Porn" in the UK

By Gary Cutlack on at

The UK's former culture secretary Maria Miller has asked MPs to consider toughening up laws on the posting of so-called "revenge porn" online, requesting that the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill laws are enhanced to introduce tougher penalties for those engaging in the shameful practise.

In reply, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said, in a verbose way, that the government is: "...very open to having a serious discussion about this with a view to taking appropriate action in the autumn if we can identify the best way of doing so." [BBC]