Ministry of Justice Has Submitted Revisions to Executive Yuan 性私密影像等修法草案 法務部已送政院

Lawmaker Kao Chia-yu's domestic violence case has prompted women's groups to step up their efforts. While revisions to the Criminal Code have been drafted to criminalize revenge and deepfake porn, they demand the government do something to get images and videos out of circulation to protect victims.


Women's Groups: “Victims aren't to blame.”

Women's groups are blasting netizens for victim-blaming lawmaker Kao Chia-yu, who was assaulted and threatened by her boyfriend.

Lin Shiou-yi, Director of Research and Development, Awakening Foundation: “People being threatened with the release of intimate photos or videos are often too afraid to ask anyone for help because they will be blamed and censured by everyone, especially if they didn't end the relationship or ask for help immediately.”

The recent deepfake and Taiwan version of the "Nth Room" cases had many victims. Although the Ministry of Justice has submitted relevant revisions to the Criminal Code to the Executive Yuan, women's groups say the revisions don't provide enough protection for victims.

Liu Chia-yi, Board Director, Taipei Women's Rescue Foundation:"Digital violence is a growing problem. Once something is out there, it's out there. The government needs to pass a special law to protect victims. "

Fan Yun, Legislator (DPP): “Amending the Criminal Code may serve as a deterrent, but once a photo or video is out there, how do you get it removed in a timely manner? This is what victims care about. A national law is needed for this.”

Women's groups are calling on the Tsai administration to draft a new law or supplementary measures as soon as possible to criminalize revenge porn and protect victims so that victims can stop living in fear.

 

 

 

 

婦女新知基金會成員一同呼籲「被害人沒有錯。」

在立委高嘉瑜遭男友施暴的消息傳出後,網路上陸續出現檢討被害者的言論,婦女團體認為這些說法都是性別暴力的共同加害者。

婦女新知基金會開拓部主任林秀怡指出:「感情好的時候,他拍了一些影像的人,他如果真的遇到勒索,他是不敢跟任何人求助的。」

林秀怡又補充:「因為他都要先被檢視你為什麼要拍,如果他沒有依照那個SOP,就是說我一定要快速的求助,或者是我一定要馬上離開,反而會馬上被大家譴責。」

這起事件也凸顯出威脅散播性私密影像的問題逐漸嚴重,比方先前的台版N號房、Deepfake換臉事件,都有不少受害者遭遇影像外流痛苦。雖然法務部已經把性私密影像罪、深度偽造合成影像罪等罪,納入刑法的修法草案送進行政院,但婦女團體覺得這只有處理刑責,對於被害者的保護並不足夠。

婦女救援基金會董事劉嘉怡提到:「數位性暴力的一個情況其實是越演越烈,沒辦法即時刪除,以及被害人的這個保護不足的情況,還是以制定專法的部分比較能夠提供整個被害人的保護。」

民進黨立委范雲指出:「你目前光是用刑法的確是可以遏止一下動機,但是萬一就是說它已經處理到就是說被散布的話,那如何快速下架,對於受害者來講就是非常重要的。」范雲又說,「那這部分絕對需要國家的法令非常清楚明訂。」

能否回應被害者刪除、下架影像、諮商保護等訴求,這些是修法必要重點,婦女團體呼籲行政團隊加速提出相關草案和配套,讓防制侵害性私密影像的法制更完善,被害者們才不會繼續處於被威脅的恐懼之中。

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