Closing Loophole in Private Photo Bill

Assemblywoman Amy Paulin’s Bill Closes a Loophole in Law Regarding Private Photos

SCARSDALE – Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-88) is pleased to announce that A2053C/S1982C, legislation she authored during the recently completed legislative session, was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday.

The bill will close a legal loophole, ensuring that individuals who broadcast images of another person engaged in sexual conduct without their consent can be prosecuted. The current law requires that a person’s sexual parts are visible in the image. Under the new law, a person can be charged with unlawful surveillance in the second degree if they use a device to view, broadcast or record a person engaged in sexual conduct without their consent- whether or not their sexual parts are visible.