Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Orange) will be joined by Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe, Clarkstown Police Chief Michael Sullivan, other local law enforcement officials and the executive directors of the Rockland Family Shelter and Volunteer Counseling Services on Friday at his introduction of legislation to close a dangerous loophole in New York State’s privacy law.
The bill stems from an incident that involved a woman who approached the Clarkstown Police Department. She had discovered an explicit picture of herself that had been posted on the Internet without her consent. The online image showed her and the private parts of the other individual involved in the act, but since the victim's own private parts were not exposed, police lacked the legal authority to pursue the suspect.
According to Carlucci, the bill will update New York's surveillance laws to keep pace with the rapid advancement of new technology and mobile devices and protect future victims from being viewed, broadcast, or recorded in an inappropriate manner.