New Zealand law and synthetic non-consensual pornography

March 2001

New Zealand law doesn't make it clear whether synthesising sexual imagery of someone without their consent is criminal. We made a submission to the Justice Committee outlining how the law should be fixed.

Our work on synthetic media has been mentioned in Parliamentary debates on the topic. While the Justice Committee recently declined to incorporate clarifying amendments around synthetic “pornography”, MP Louisa Wall introduced a supplementary order paper proposing an amendment that would resolve the legal ambiguity we identified.