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3 things you do on the internet that could land you in jail

We may study, have fun, and share parts of our life with our online community via the internet.

While you are enjoying yourself, keep in mind that, similar to our society, the online community is subject to laws and regulations.

3 things you do on the internet that could land you in jail

According to the Cyber Security Act 2020, Act 1038, the following three violations might result in jail time.

1. Non-consensual sharing of images: Sharing explicit images or videos of a person (revenge porn) without their consent.

Intending to cause them emotional distress (shock, pain, etc.) especially if the understanding at the time the content was created was that it would remain private.

Penalties for this offense can vary, but it could result in imprisonment, ranging from not less than 1 year to not more than 3 years under Ghana’s laws.

2. Threatening to release nudes: Threatening to release someone’s explicit content (even if you don’t do it) to extort money from them or coerce them into any sexual activity is a serious offense.

Such actions may be considered extortion, blackmail, or other criminal activities, and they can result in substantial jail time punishment of not less than 10 years imprisonment and not more than 25 years.

3. Distribution or possession of explicit content of a child: Sharing or possessing explicit content, such as indecent photos or videos of a minor, is illegal in many jurisdictions, including Ghana.

These actions can be considered child pornography, and they are subject to severe legal penalties.

The Cyber Security Act 2020, states that possession or distribution of this material could lead to imprisonment for not less than five years and not more than 15 years.

Laws can vary, and the exact legal consequences for these activities may differ depending on the jurisdiction and the circumstances of the case.

Always ensure compliance with local laws and respect the privacy and rights of others when using the internet or engaging in online activities.

Akosua Boatemaa

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