In Canada, publishing, texting or sharing intimate images of someone without their consent is a crime.
What is an intimate image?
An intimate image is a photo or video that shows certain parts of the body, like breasts or genitals. An intimate image could also show a sexual activity. The person in the image must expect the image to remain private.
For example, publishing an intimate video of another person on a website, or texting intimate photos of an ex-girlfriend to another person, is a crime.
Important! Images of a minor: Someone who publishes or shares intimate images of a child under 18 could also be accused of distributing child pornography. This is the case even if the child or teen agrees that the photos can be shared.
This article explains in a general way the law that applies in Quebec. This article is not a legal opinion or legal advice. To find out the specific rules for your situation, consult a lawyer or notary.