Technology-facilitated stalking and abuse is the use of technology (such as the internet, social media, mobile phones, computers, and surveillance devices) to stalk and perpetrate abuse on a person.
The following legal guides look at three primary areas of law relevant to people experiencing technology-facilitated stalking and abuse.
This guide shows how people can obtain protection orders from the court to protect them from technology-facilitated stalking and abuse. In Victoria these protection orders are called intervention orders.
This guide explains what the law says about surveillance devices – when it is an offence to use them and what the restrictions are on sharing information/videos/pictures obtained through the use of surveillance devices.
This guide reviews the various criminal offences that may apply to a person who is perpetrating technology-facilitated stalking and abuse.