Delhi HC issues directions to search engines and other authorities for dealing with the dissemination of Non-Consensual Intimate Images (NCII)


In a judgment that protects the online privacy of women, the Delhi High Court on April 26, 2023, issued extensive directions to search engines, the Delhi Police and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (“MeitY”) to ensure that victims in cases of Non-Consensual Intimate Images (“NCII”) are not repeatedly harassed and don't have to constantly approach authorities for removal of their explicit images/content. The Delhi High Court ordered that the Cybercrime Reporting Portal must display a status tracker for such grievances, and that Delhi Police must promptly register a complaint and commence investigation.

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