Law to Close NY Privacy Loophole Signed

By Joe Gullo

Published 08/01 2014 01:58PM

Updated 08/01 2014 02:03PM

ALBANY, N.Y. - A law to close a privacy loophole in New York was signed Friday by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

A press release says the law will ensure people who have their image broadcasted without their consent will be able to take legal action.

"No one should be humiliated by having their image broadcast without their consent - and this common-sense legislation ensures that any victim of such an act will have the law on their side,” Gov. Cuomo said.

The law will allow law enforcement to charge individuals with unlawful surveillance in the second degree if they use a device to view, broadcast, or record another person engaged in sexual conduct without their consent - regardless of what's being broadcasted.

The law will take effect November 1.

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