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If someone takes, distributes or publishes your personal photographs or videos without your permission, it is considered a crime. For example, if someone takes pictures of your private parts and publishes them on their Facebook account, they have committed the offence of violation of privacy1. The punishment can be jail time up to three years or a fine up to two lakh rupees or both.
It is also a crime to take, view, or circulate pictures of a woman engaging in private acts. It is known as voyeurism2, and is punishable with jail time of up to 3 years and a fine.2
- Section 66E, The Information Technology Act
- Section 354C, The Indian Penal Code