A new law will make it illegal to share sensitive images of a person or their personal information on social media with malicious intent.
January 1 is not just the start of a new year, it is also the day that a number of new laws and regulations go into effect.
One of them deals with so-called revenge porn. This includes nude images or videos of a private person, disclosing someone’s health conditions, and information about or images of the victim of a serious crime.
The penalty for these types of unlawful breaches of privacy will range from a fine to four years in prison.
Also, starting in February, it will be illegal for drivers to use cells phones without hands-free devices.