Legislation Filed to Protect Sexual Assault Victims’ Privacy and Anonymity

02/25/21

“As attorneys who work solely with victims of sexual violence, the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence legal team sees first-hand the toll that releases of information, whether intentional or negligent, have on victims’ mental and physical states and, consequently, their willingness to access supportive and trauma-informed services,” said Theresa Prichard, the associate director and general counsel of the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence. “Victims’ rights to privacy are essential to their healing and our team advocates for clients in ensuring these rights are honored. SB 1044 provides specific protection to survivors’ privacy and safety, helping to alleviate re-traumatization, and enshrining a victim’s right to control what information they release and to whom.”

Read more here: Lori Berman, Robin Bartleman File Legislation to Protect Sexual Assault Victims’ Privacy and Anonymity