Investigators Crack Hidden Camera Ring 破第2大偷拍論壇 被害者至少287人

On the 13th, investigators cracked Taiwan's second hidden camera ring. The ring was selling sexually exploitative videos along with the victims' names, and had at least 287 victims. However, Taiwan's lack of relevant laws means the criminals will likely get off with light sentences. Lawmaker Wang Wan-yu says the New Power Party wants to change this.


Lawmaker Wang Wan-yu says she has heard from scores of underage girls who have suffered emotional trauma from having secretly filmed pornographic videos of them sold and shared online. Investigators have cracked a hidden camera ring that had 200-plus victims, the majority of which are underage. Prosecutors brought charges against 15 ring members on the 13th, but there is not much criminal liability under the Child and Youth Sexual Exploitation Prevention Act. The New Power Party says it will submit a draft bill during the next legislative session to deter online criminals from selling private photos and videos.

Wang Wan-yu, Legislator (NPP): “With offenses against privacy, the Criminal Code and Personal Data Protection Act apply to adults only. With underage victims, you can prosecute using the Child and Youth Sexual Exploitation Prevention Act. However, the maximum criminal penalty for making videos is only three years, and most offenders are sentenced to just six months or released after six months. ”

Wang says this type of criminal offense has given birth to a pornography industry chain in Taiwan and government inaction and negligence are to blame. Wang also pointed out the government has done nothing on the removal mechanism front, which is what victims care most about. In Taiwan, photos and videos can only be removed if the National Communications Commission asks the Institute of Watch Internet Network to ask the platform provider to remove the content. Wang says both removal power and response time are inadequate.

Chen Meng-hsiu, Lawyer: “A case does not end with an indictment. Look at their industrial structure. In Taiwan, the industry just goes underground to markets we don't know about.”

In stark contrast to Taiwan iWIN, which has an annual budget of NT$2 million, South Korea's Communications Standards Commission has an annual internet content management budget equivalent to NT$200 million. Wang says the Tsai administration needs to be proactive about relevant policies to resolve this issue.

 

 

 



立法委員王婉諭接獲多位未成年少女陳情,遭到惡意偷拍私密照放上網路販賣,還附上個人資料,造成心理嚴重傷害,轉交台北地檢署偵辦後,發現受害者至少二百多人,部分還是未成年,檢方13日以違反兒少性剝削防制條例等罪嫌起訴15名被告,不過相關刑責太低,時代力量黨團打算下會期提出法案,針對這類網路販賣私密照片的數位犯罪行為制定專法,增加嚇阻能量。

王婉諭表示:「因針對現在目前成人的部分,大概只能用刑法、個資法,或妨礙祕密罪等來做處理,針對未成年的被害人,可根據兒少性剝削防制條例,來進行追訴,製造影片的刑度是3年以下,但是實際上的情況大多是落在6個月,判決的部分大多是在6個月左右。」

王婉諭指出,這類犯罪行為已經讓國內出現色情影片產業鏈,批評政府的政策與態度還不夠積極,像是對被害人最重要的就是將私密影片下架的機制,國內目前只能透過由NCC國家通訊傳播委員會,邀請衛福部與內政部警政署等相關機關,共同籌設的iWIN網路內容防護機構,出面要求平台業者下架,力道與速度都還不夠。

律師陳孟秀指出:「其實在案件起訴後,並不是這個案件的終點,因為我們可以看到他們的產業結構,是在目前台灣恐怕形成另外一個,我們所不知道的市場。」

王婉諭也以南韓國家廣播通信審議委員會為例,每年預算大約新台幣2億元管理網路內容,但iWIN預算只有200萬元,實在差太多,要求政府以更積極的態度與政策面對這個問題。
 

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