Professor Andrew Murray discusses face-swap app

26 January 2018

Andrew Murray

Professor Andrew Murray was quoted in the Sun newspaper on the legality of apps which allow users to fake pornographic footage of celebrities using 'face-swap' effects:

"To put the fact of an identifiable person onto images of others and then sharing them publicly is a breach of Data Protection Law ... Should the images be received as genuine images and the celebrity, as a result, is viewed less favourably by members of society then they could sue for defamation if it was shown to have harmed their reputation.”

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