The government’s bill has been passed by the Norwegian parliament (Storting) and will probably enter into force on July 1.
“Sharing such content puts a great strain on the person affected. Therefore, it is good that the punishment is sharpened,” Mari Velsand, director of the Norwegian Media Authority, noted.
The law also makes it clearer what one can be punished for sharing. For gross negligence, the penalty is a fine or imprisonment for up to six months.
On the other hand, planned and aggravated violations of the sharing rules can be punishable by imprisonment for up to two years.
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