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Implementation Wrap-Up: Intimate Images – January 2024

The Intimate Images Protection Act (IIPA), passed in March 2023, gives the Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) jurisdiction to resolve claims about non-consensual sharing of intimate images.

The Intimate Images Protection Act (IIPA) came into force on January 29, 2024.

Under 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 CRT can order an administrative penalty. Administrative penalties are payable to government. The CRT can also award damages of up to $5,000.

We worked hard to prepare for this new area of CRT jurisdiction. We reported on our progress in a series of blog posts, which highlighted aspects of our team’s hard work behind the scenes.


Staff and Tribunal Members

We’ve built a team of experienced staff and tribunal members who will work on these claims. They all received specialized training in technologically facilitated gender-based violence and trauma-informed practice.

We’ve also built relationships with organizations who provide support services and may have clients experiencing non-consensual sharing of intimate images. 

Solution Explorer

The Solution Explorer for intimate images is now live!

The Solution Explorer is the first step in the CRT process. It’s free and anonymous. It asks you simple questions and gives you customized legal information and options based on your answers. It will also give you the right application form for your situation.

We worked with many subject matter experts to develop the information, and ran a beta test in November to get feedback from the public. We hope you find the Solution Explorer useful.

New Online Application Forms

We’ve launched our online application forms for the 3 types of intimate image claims: protection orders, damages, and administrative penalties. The Solution Explorer will automatically connect you with the right application form for your situation.

The application forms give you information about your next steps, evidence, and what to expect during the CRT process.

Shortly we will also have paper versions of these forms that you can email or mail to us, if you don’t have a private computer/device or don’t feel safe filling out a form online.

New and Amended Rules

The rules define the CRT’s processes and procedures. We’ve created a new set of CRT rules specifically for this new area, called the Intimate Image Protection Order Rules. They will apply to claims for intimate image protection orders and administrative penalties.

We’ve also updated the CRT Rules that apply to all other claim types, and renamed them the Standard Rules. Both new sets of rules came into effect on January 29, 2024.

Our Information Access and Privacy Policy has been updated too.

Presentations and Information Materials

We know that the public has a lot of questions about intimate images claims and how the CRT will handle them. We’re working on creating information materials and outreach activities. Keep an eye on our Events and Media page for upcoming presentations.


If you have any questions about this new area of CRT jurisdiction, please contact us. We can’t provide legal advice, but we always welcome feedback.