These cases involve aspects such as money or goods, or a person's honour or reputation being impugned after a severed relationship. The approach taken to this is being given an extra boost in the sense that the legislative proposal Computer Crime III criminalises the copying and receiving of stolen confidential information.This will facilitate a more effective way of tackling the distribution of confidential information.In Vargas's story, Zuckerberg admits he wrote the IMs and says he "absolutely" regrets them.We give Mark tons of credit for going on the record and talking about his youthful foibles.This is reprehensible behaviour that violates the victim's physical and sexual integrity.Other than that the current law offers sufficient protection under criminal law against other forms of sexual extortion.The inaccessible nature of the legislation makes it difficult for legal practitioners to assess and apply penal provisions.
Earlier this year, we published a series of posts featuring instant messages written by Facebook CEO and cofounder Mark Zuckerberg.Here's the part of the story where Vargas quotes the IMs: The technology site Silicon Alley Insider got hold of some of the messages and, this past spring, posted the transcript of a conversation between Zuckerberg and a friend, outlining how he was planning to deal with Harvard Connect: FRIEND: so have you decided what you are going to do about the websites?ZUCK: yea i’m going to fuck them ZUCK: probably in the year ZUCK: *ear In another exchange leaked to Silicon Alley Insider, Zuckerberg explained to a friend that his control of Facebook gave him access to any information he wanted on any Harvard student: ZUCK: yea so if you ever need info about anyone at harvard ZUCK: just ask ZUCK: i have over 4000 emails, pictures, addresses, sns FRIEND: what!? ZUCK: people just submitted it ZUCK: i don’t know why ZUCK: they “trust me” ZUCK: dumb fucks According to two knowledgeable sources, there are more unpublished IMs that are just as embarrassing and damaging to Zuckerberg. of Facebook was in no way shaken.” Breyer, who sits on Facebook’s board, added, “He is a brilliant individual who, like all of us, has made mistakes.” When I asked Zuckerberg about the IMs that have already been published online, and that I have also obtained and confirmed, he said that he “absolutely” regretted them.Minister Van der Steur (Security and Justice) is planning to make sexualising communication with children (sex chatting) and sexual extortion (sextortion) criminal offences.He intends to use criminal law to offer more protection against new digital forms of unacceptable sexual conduct.