#PODCAST Peeping Toms beware! You could face 20 years in jail for impairing the dignity or privacy of another person

By Newsbreak Producer Rachel Vadi - The case of a Durban man who is facing charges related to the "Peeping Tom" law has re-emphasised the possibility of jail time for those who post pictures of individuals on social media without their consent. According to attorney at Harkoo Brijlal & Reddy Incorporated - Revonia Royappen-Pillay - the Peeping Tom law comes into effect when a person unlawfully and intentionally impairs the dignity of a person's privacy. In the latest case - 38-year-old Mohamed Fories Hoosen - appeared before the Durban Magistrate's Court last week - on charges of criminal defamation, intimidation and extortion. He is accused of posting pictures of a female complainant, her relatives and friends on a sex website. Pillay explains the parameters of the law in such cases...