New Zealand ‘revenge porn’ laws in the spotlight amid accusations against former National candidate

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern is assessing whether there are loopholes in New Zealand’s “revenge porn” legislation after a former political candidate was accused by his former partner of impersonating her online and posting intimate pictures of her.

When asked about the case, which has been widely reported across New Zealand, Ardern said she was “interested” in why the existing laws did not cover the issue alleged. “We of course do have legislation in New Zealand – the harmful digital communication legislation,” Ardern said, according to Stuff. “I’m interested in why that would be the case and just understanding a little bit more about whether or not we do have gaps in our legislation.”

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