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(740 ILCS 190/15)
Exceptions to liability.
(a) A person is not liable under this Act if the person proves that the dissemination of or a threat to disseminate a private sexual image was:
(1) made in good faith:
(A) by law enforcement;
(B) in a legal proceeding; or
(C) for medical education or treatment;
(2) made in good faith in the reporting or
(A) unlawful conduct; or
(B) unsolicited and unwelcome conduct; or
(3) related to a matter of public concern.
(b) Subject to subsection (c), a defendant who is a parent, legal guardian, or individual with legal custody of a child is not liable under this Act for a dissemination or threatened dissemination of an intimate private sexual image of the child.
(c) If a defendant asserts an exception to liability under subsection (b), the exception does not apply if the plaintiff proves the disclosure was:
(1) prohibited by a law other than this Act; or
(2) made for the purpose of sexual arousal, sexual
gratification, humiliation, degradation, or monetary or commercial gain.
(d) The dissemination of or a threat to disseminate a private sexual image is not a matter of public concern solely because the depicted individual is a public figure.
(Source: P.A. 101-556, eff. 1-1-20