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CRT Decisions under the Intimate Images Protection Act (IIPA)

The Intimate Images Protection Act (IIPA) gives the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) authority to resolve claims about non-consensual sharing of intimate images.

The IIPA came into force on January 29, 2024, but applies to sharing that happened on or after March 6, 2023.

Under the IIPA, the CRT can issue protection orders that require an intimate image be deleted, de-indexed, and/or removed from a website or social media platform. If a person or internet platform doesn’t comply with a protection order, the applicant can ask the CRT to order an administrative penalty. Administrative penalties are a type of fine, and are payable to the government. The CRT can also award damages of up to $5,000.

How many decisions have been made so far?

On February 15, 2024, the CRT issued its first decision under the IIPA.

As of June 25, 2024, we have issued 57 decisions under the IIPA.

Where can I view these decisions?

The CRT doesn’t publish decisions for intimate image protection orders, and isn’t required to. This is because these decisions include sensitive personal information about the participants involved, including their identities.

Most decisions under the IIPA have additional publication bans.

The CRT is required to publish damages decisions under the IIPA. However, publication bans often apply to damages decisions as they do for protection orders. Also, the more sensitive details are usually left out of a damages decision and set out in a separate protection order decision that is not published.

For more information about privacy and publication bans, see our Intimate Images FAQs.