The Washington Post reports lawmakers could jump-start their efforts to pass laws on nonconsensual pornography following the incident with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and the National Enquirer. Cyber Civil Rights Initiative President Mary Anne Franks said the current patchwork of nonconsensual pornography laws varies between 42 states and Washington, D.C. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., plans to reintroduce a bill to tackle those who distribute the graphic images. Speier's bill had been cosponsored by Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., in 2017. “The more people [who] are impacted by this vicious conduct will hopefully give us the traction we need to get some laws on the books that create the criminality of this,” Speier said. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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