Nova Scotia’s Intimate Images and Cyber-Protection Act

In Nova Scotia, the provincial government has proclaimed the Intimate Images and Cyber-protection Act. It is intended to help protect victims of cyber-bullying and the non-consensual sharing of intimate images.

The Intimate Images and Cyber-protection Act received royal assent on October 26, 2017. Read the text here:


The new act replaces the province’s Cyber-safety Act. On December 11, 2015, a judge in Halifax struck it down because it infringed on Charter guarantees of free expression.



The Canadian Press reports:

In Halifax Today, Katie Hartai reports:

Stuart Peddle of The ChronicleHerald reports criticism of the law:

In Canada, cyber-bullying is just as common as it was years ago, despite more awareness of the issue, an Ipsos poll indicates.

Maham Abedi of Global News reports:



The ChronicleHerald editorializes: