Facts Unlawful violations of integrity

Nude pictures, revenge porn, and negative portrayals on the internet, this is how the law of unlawful violations of integrity will help you!

Violation of integrity means that someone spreads your images, information, or other material that is of a sensitive nature. Violations of integrity are violations of your personal integrity. You have the right to a private life. It is a crime if another person is spreading or sharing the material, and it is still a crime if the person sends the material in private messages to other people.

Advice You can remove the private images that have been spread

The Cyber Hate Assistant has a guide on what to do when pictures have been spread. When you have located the image, you have to contact the administrator of the page so that they remove the image. If it feels uncomfortable to search for your own private pictures, as someone to do it for you.

Get rid of private pictures

What does sensitive nature mean?

Nude pictures, undressed pictures, sex pictures, sex videos, medical information or medical records, legal certificates or autopsy images, classified information about someone who is in a sexual offense case, or video/picture material of someone who is being abused — all of this and more is included in the category of sensitive nature.

The law is an answer to how easy it is to spread private information on the internet and a way of preventing that it happens. Things like revenge porn are also illegal today.

If someone takes a picture of you when you are lightly dressed or naked — with or without your consent, and then spread the picture, it is illegal and should be reported to the police right away. Always gather digital evidence. 

If it happens in relation to your school, workplace, or your engagement in an organization, they are also obligated to investigate and help you. Always contact administrators of the site where the material is and ask them to remove it immediately.

Advice If someone threatens to spread private material about you – contact the police!

It is a crime to spread private material about you against your will. It is also a crime if the person uses that private material to get you to do something against your will.

Unlawful violation of integrity

Sexual harassment or abuse 

Advice Sexual harassment and sexual abuse, find support and help

Being the victim of abuse is never your fault. You can never have said, hinted at, or shown yourself in any way that gives another person the right to abuse you. Even if you are in a relationship with the person or you know them, it is still a crime and you have the right to protection and help.

Support and help

Advice Schools have the responsibility to investigate, even on the internet!

Report directly to the school and contact your guardians. Even if they think it is bullying, it can be harassment according to the law. Make sure you get the right support and investigation.

Crimes on the internet

It is terrible to be subjected to this type of crime, and many people experience stress, discomfort, and social phobia. Get support, you are not alone. Your self-worth does not like in the material that has been spread, and no matter what the material says or shows, it doesn’t give anyone the right to spread the material or break your confidence.

Help and support.

Advice Block and protect your social media

Advice It is illegal to spread nude pictures of people under the age of 18

If the material is of people under the age of 18, it is a crime to share or download the material because it is seen as child pornography. Gather digital evidence of everyone who has shared the picture(s) - they are all accomplices!

Here is how to gather digital evidence.

Advice You are not alone, get support!

Get help from the people around you. You do not have to be alone in this. Cyber hate falls within the responsibility of the employer, school, association or organization.

Support and help.

Advice Take your mental health seriously

Put your mental health first. Sometimes, it can be important to take a break from social media accounts. Let someone else take care of or clear out your social media.

Support and help 


The Swedish Crime Victim Authority, Chapter 4 § 6c Swedish Penal Code