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Gov. Jindal backs bill to protect people's private photos

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Governor Jindal announced his support Monday for a bill in the upcoming session to outlaw private pictures being used without a person's consent.

"Our hope is that it will be a deterrent," said Natalie Laborde, Gov. Jindal's Assistant Chief of Staff. "Once you criminalize this type of situation, it will red flag it. So people will realize there are consequences for doing this."

Jindal says he wants to stop revenge porn or stealing a person's personal pictures to make them public and subject to ridicule. A conviction would mean a fine of up to $10 thousand and up to two years in prison.

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