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A new phenomenon of video voyeurism also known as cyber peeping has emerged in recent times where images of private area of an individual are captured without his knowledge and then transmitted widely …
A new phenomenon of video voyeurism also known as cyber peeping has emerged in recent times where images of private area of an individual are captured without his knowledge and then transmitted widely without his consent thus violating privacy rights. Video Voyeurism is the act of secretly or discreetly photographing certain parts of the body mostly unclothed without the person’s consent. Video voyeurism typically refers to up-skirt or down-blouse images taken of women without their consent. We have seen the rise in the cases of video voyeurism, where the victims have been clicked without ever knowing that they have been clicked revealing their private parts. The phenomenal growth of the internet and its user, mostly of the younger age has given rise to this up-skirt and down-blouse photography which one can view easily at host of video voyeurism websites. The voyeurs who are psychopath to satisfy their lust see surreptitious video surveillance as a form of high-tech hunting and take pride in showcasing their talent in various video voyeurism Web sites which has mushroomed at the World Wide Web and mostly go free taking shelter under the current gap in the law. The Acts of video voyeurism are not only an invasion of a person’s privacy, but are also a serious threat to the liberties of a free society as we know and also against our high moral & cultural values or ethos. These criminal activities undermine the most basic levels of privacy to which every citizen is entitled.