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"Selfie" Protections Among Hundreds of New California Laws

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    "Selfie" Protections Among Hundreds of New California Laws
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    File image of Actress Laverne Cox taking a selfie at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for GLAAD)

    Posting someone else's nude selfie could land you in custody.

    Protections on photos intended to be private are among the 930 new laws that will go into effect on Jan. 1, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

    As far as private photos go, new laws mean people who knowingly "post private naked photos or videos of someone without his or her consent" can be charged with a misdemeanor, according to the newspaper.

    And after July, victims whose private images were posted online will be able to sue perpetrators in court using a pseudonym, allowing for the recovery of damages via a civil suit without disclosing a name.