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Monday, May 07, 2018

Photos of minors shared, sexualised on porn microblogs

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If u just did the 2017 'A' compre AQ on the benefits and harm of sharing data, try to relate to this article....Here are some parts:

the local situation/context:
They are photos that could have belonged in a school yearbook: girls posing during dance rehearsals and boys at the swimming pool or the track, clad in their sports attire. Instead, they were found on microblogs that publish local pornographic content, drawing lewd comments that range from the suggestive to the obscene.
exploitation of personal data won't occur coz:
1) A few areas of the law may apply, including the Copyright Act, the Children and Young Persons Act (CYPA) and the Personal Data Protection Act.
Copyright holders can, however, invoke intellectual property rights if the photos might be denigrated, Mr Tan added. "Even with consent... the issue of moral rights might be useful as a defence."
2)The Education Ministry conducts regular reviews so that sexuality education remains current and relevant to emerging trends, said its spokesman. "Teachers, for instance, are given tips on how to guide students to be discerning about online content, and to exercise care with what they post online," she added.
3) According to Tumblr's community guidelines, posters are prohibited from causing harm to minors and they are not allowed to "solicit anything relating to minors that is sexually suggestive or violent".

HOWEVER, there are legal loop holes or limitations to the law:
Lawyers told The Straits Times that these photos shared on Tumblr exist in a legal grey area.
For example, under the CYPA, "unless the posted material... was obscene or pornographic in nature, complaining to the police or the authorities may be futile", said Mr Gilbert Leong, a senior partner at law firm Dentons Rodyk.


The source of the photos matters too. Consent need not be sought "if the photos were taken off a public source, like the subject's Facebook page", said Mr Bryan Tan, a partner at Pinsent Masons MPillay.
But policing can be difficult as microblogs can pop up as suddenly as they can close down, just like the NP microblogs. It also makes it hard to get a sense of how many microblogs there are or who the posters are. Posts can also go viral, making them hard to wipe out.

patients who posted photos of themselves as they were craving attention.