In January 2022, LEAF provided a submission to the Province of Nova Scotia on its review of the Intimate Images and Cyber-protection Act.

The submission provided recommendations on changes to the Act and its regulations, as well as recommendations on aspects of CyberScan.

This submission relied and built on previous recommendations made in LEAF’s Deplatforming Misogyny report, the Uniform Non-Consensual Disclosure of Intimate Images Act, and Alexa Dodge’s Deleting Digital Harm: A Review of Nova Scotia’s CyberScan Unit report.

LEAF’s recommendations focused on:

  1. Providing more expedient and direct supports to those experiencing technology-facilitated violence and the non-consensual disclosure of intimate images (NCDII);
  2. Expanding the scope of the definition of intimate images and reconsidering the parameters of “public interest”; and
  3. Broadening the scope of research and educational materials to ensure that they are survivor-centric and to cover the systemic and social context that results in digital abuse and NCDII.

LEAF’s submission was written by Suzie Dunn and Rosel Kim.

Read and download the submission here.