On October 5, 2017, the Nova Scotia Legislature introduced Bill No. 27, the Intimate Images and Cyber-protection Act (the “Cyber-protection Act”, or the “Act”). The Act comes as Nova Scotia’s previous cyber-bullying legislation, the Cyber-safety Act (“CSA”), was struck down in 2015 by the Nova Scotia Supreme Court on constitutional challenge.
UPDATE: The Act has now been passed and has received Royal Assent. It will come into force at a later date, yet to be determined.
The Cyber-protection Act, like the CSA, is notable for making Nova Scotia the first Canadian province … Continue Reading