Anti-voyeurism law takes effect

October 8, 2021

A law amendment tackling voyeurism came into effect today, covering four new offences

The Crimes (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 includes specific offences against voyeurism, unlawful recording or observation of intimate parts, publication of images originating from these two offences, as well as publication or threatened publication of intimate images without consent.


These four offences carry a maximum penalty of five years' imprisonment.


The Seurity Bureau said it seeks to convey a clear message to the community that there are serious consequences for committing the offences, thereby achieving a deterrent effect and protecting any possible victims.


The ordinance also covers the arrangement of disposal orders. This allows the court to order the defendant or any other person to remove, delete or destroy relevant intimate images having regard to the circumstances.

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