Australian Police Commissioner Criticized for Offering Sex Consent Record App
He said that in cases of sexual violence, the need to prove clear consent before the court is a permanent issue and with the help of this app, it will be easier for the victims to get better legal results. He said the proposal had been submitted to the New South Wales government.
He said only 10 percent of the 15,000 sexual assault cases last year were convicted.
However, women’s rights activists say the use of the app could lead to many practical problems. According to him, the consent record becomes ineffective if one changes his mind or revokes the consent or a fake record is presented.
Women’s Safety, an organization working on domestic violence in New South Wales, says “offenders can force one of their victims to consent to the app.”