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Internet Publication of Protection Order Information: Federal Law and Privacy Principles to Guide Policy  

Author:  Guilherme Roschke, J.D..

Source: Volume 02, Number 01, Summer 2009 , pp.23-30(8)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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The advances in digital technology have improved many aspects of our daily lives. These technologies have also created difficulties that did not exist 30 years ago, including new problems for women who are fleeing violent partners. The availability of court records online presents new risks: invasion of privacy, identity theft, and the ability to tarnish reputations. Online technology can also help abusive partners find their victims. The Violence against Women Act (VAWA) includes provisions to protect women from Internet victimization. This article specifically highlights these provisions as well as areas where women may still be vulnerable.


Affiliations:  1: Georgetown University Law Center Institute for Public Representation.

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