Yes!

Yes it was violent

How is
this violent?

This conversation features numerous forms of violence, including cyber-violence (enabling geolocation software and demanding photographic proof), threats, psychological violence and manipulation. The abuser takes control of the victim's movements, demanding that she report to him and accusing her of lying if she refuses or deviates the tiniest bit from her stated plans.

In your opinion

Is it legal to enable the geolocation function on another person's device without their knowledge?

No

Enabling the geolocation function on another person's device without their knowledge to track them virtually is an offence under the Civil Code (violation of privacy and unlawful use of a computer) and the Criminal Code (criminal harassment).

Intimate partner cyber-violence

Moreover, nearly two-thirds of teenagers had already experienced at least one form of cyber-violence from a partner before reaching the age of 18.

Although the means for carrying it out are relatively recent, the use of technological tools to commit violence in the context of an intimate relationship is already very widespread. These forms of violence are experienced by 78%of victims of intimate partner violence.

Fernet et al, 2018

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Choose a texversation
Choose a texversation
Choose a texversation
Choose a texversation
My way or the highway
My way or the highway
Hungry like the wolf
Hungry like the wolf
Breathing space
Breathing space
Every breath you take
Every breath you take
Can't touch this
Can't touch this

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