Ghanaian Women Cautioned Against Sharing Nudes
A cybersecurity official in the Ghanaian police force has cautioned women and girls against using digital devices to take and share intimate pictures.
The assistant commissioner of police, Dr. Gustav Herbert Yankson, who is the director of the Cybercrime Unit at the CID Headquarters of the Ghana Police Service, gave the warning while speaking at an event in Accra that commemorated the 2021 International Day of the Girl Child.
“Do not take nude pictures or videos of yourself and do not share such contents to your partner, not even your husband," said Yankson.
"The problem is the phone could be hacked, stolen or get damaged and may need to be taken to the repair shop, and before you know it, your nudity is circulating everywhere."
Sharing nudes online, including on social media platforms, can result in a fine of between $5,200 and $10,000 for Ghanaians.
Under the country's Cybersecurity Act 2020, an individual who publishes indecent images of children or adults can be imprisoned for up to 25 years.
The law also stipulates that an individual convicted of threatening to circulate a victim's nude photos or videos unless they receive a payment