Someone can record or distribute your private pictures or videos only with your consent.1 For example:
- You give consent only to recording having sex with your boyfriend and not for him to, distribute it to other people. In such cases, if he distributes your pictures it would be a crime.
- You gave consent only to record and to distribute your pictures or videos to one person, not to multiple people. Anyone who distributes it to multiple people will be committing a crime. 2For instance, if you take a naked picture of yourself and send it to your boyfriend on the understanding that only he will view it, but he sends it to his friends without your consent then your boyfriend will be committing a crime.
- Section 354C, Indian Penal Code, 1860
- Explanation II, Section 354C, Indian Penal Code, 1860