2019 Illinois Compiled Statutes
Chapter 735 - CIVIL PROCEDURE
735 ILCS 115/ - Removal of Private Compromising Images Act.

(735 ILCS 115/1)
(This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Removal of Private Compromising Images Act.
(Source: P.A. 101-385, eff. 1-1-20.)


(735 ILCS 115/5)
(This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
Sec. 5. Definitions. As used in this Act:
"Image" has the meaning provided in subsection (a) of Section 11-23.5 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
"Intimate parts" has the meaning provided in subsection (a) of Section 11-23.5 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
(Source: P.A. 101-385, eff. 1-1-20.)


(735 ILCS 115/10)
(This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
Sec. 10. Posting of private compromising images. A person shall not post a private compromising image of another person online. A person posts a private compromising image when he or she:
(1) intentionally disseminates an image of another

person:

(A) who is at least 18 years of age;
(B) who is identifiable from the image itself or

information displayed in connection with the image; and

(C) whose intimate parts are exposed, in whole or

in part;

(2) obtains the image under circumstances in which a

reasonable person would know or understand that the image was taken without the person's knowledge or consent; and

(3) knows or should have known that the person in the

image has not consented to the dissemination; or

(4) owns or operates a website on which the posting

of private compromising images is allowed or not removed upon discovery of such images being posted.

(Source: P.A. 101-385, eff. 1-1-20.)


(735 ILCS 115/15)
(This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
Sec. 15. Take-down order.
(a) A person may file a petition for a take-down order if the person discovers that a private compromising image of himself or herself is posted online.
(b) If, at the hearing for a take-down order, the court finds that the defendant posted a private compromising image, then the court shall enter a take-down order and the defendant shall immediately delete or remove the private compromising image from the website.
(Source: P.A. 101-385, eff. 1-1-20.)


(735 ILCS 115/20)
(This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
Sec. 20. Emergency take-down order. Upon the return of service date, if the plaintiff presents prima facie evidence that the image at issue is a private compromising image of the plaintiff, then the court shall enter an emergency take-down order, without a hearing, to have the image removed from the website immediately.
(Source: P.A. 101-385, eff. 1-1-20.)


(735 ILCS 115/25)
(This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
Sec. 25. Damages. A person who is found to have posted a private compromising image of another person by a court shall be liable for damages. The amount of damages shall be at the discretion of the court.
(Source: P.A. 101-385, eff. 1-1-20.)


(735 ILCS 115/30)
(This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
Sec. 30. Liability. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to impose liability on an interactive computer service, as defined in 47 U.S.C. 230(f)(2), for content provided by another person.
(Source: P.A. 101-385, eff. 1-1-20.)


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