In the South Korea of a voyeurist advanced country, it is indispensable to check hidden cameras when using public facilities
In Korea, one of the countries where digital technology has developed the most in the world, in recent years, camouflage by hidden cameras has become a social problem. Along with advances in technology, the way of camouflage has become sophisticated, and it is also pointed out that the problem of Korea where hidden cameras are squeezed out there will be spreading across the border to the world.
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British public broadcaster BBC is covering the issue of camouflaged cameras spreading in Korea. According to BBC, more than 6000 victims of camouflage using hidden cameras have been delivered to police every year, and 80% of victims are female.
Mr. Laura Bicker of the BBC said she was told to meet a woman, Kim, who cooperated in the coverage in Seoul, South Korea, "Please check that the bicycle is not equipped with a camera". Mr. Bicker thought it was a joke, but Mr. Kim was not planning a joke. According to Mr. Kim, "What many women do in South Korea's public toilets and so on for the first time is to check for peephole holes and hidden cameras".
According to the coverage, Mr. Kim seems to have experienced being snatched from under the table of the restaurant. Kim, who noticed the existence of a smartphone looking at the skirt, said he grabbed a man's smartphone that was hiding. There was also a video footage of a woman other than Kim on a man's smartphone seized by another man.
And the voyeur at this time was not just a secret shot, but the camouflage was shared by the chat room on the Internet. Mr. Kim who witnessed the fact that the camouflaged video was shared by an unspecified number of people talks about the circumstances at the time that he received a big shock and burst into tears.
Although it was Kim who was victimized by voyeurism, even when explaining the damage situation by the police, "Is it because the policeman thinks my clothes were sluttin 'I wonder if I am cheap?" The emotion budded, then it seems that everyone felt as if he sees himself as a sexual object and he felt fear. Despite the victims of crime, Kim was afraid to be blamed, and people around my family, friends and others cared about my eyes to see myself.
Korea is one of the countries where digital technology has developed the most in the world and has the world's highest net environment. Nearly 90% of the citizens have smartphones, 93% access the Internet, and it is positioned as one of the world's most advanced "developed countries". Therefore, it seems that it is also becoming "a voyeurist advanced country" that the camouflage using small hidden cameras rampant and that images and images are released on the Internet at once.
In 2015, Park Su Young made a group called "Digital Sex Crime Out" to protest against "Soranet", which is the most famous pornographic website in Korea, where many illegal voyeuristic videos are made publicly available. It was. Although the closing campaign showed a certain effect, "Although it is relatively easy to shut down a movie, it is a real problem that repeated submissions are a real problem," Mr. Park said It seems to be. Mr. Park wants to target the Soranet main body that provides movie distribution service for fundamental solution, but in most cases, the distributor often does not know "these movies were taken illegally It seems to escape saying.
In Seoul, a special team of police is checking the public space to capture the secret culprit. However, since the camouflage will be removed within 15 minutes after installing the hidden camera, it is very difficult to censure offenders. In addition, criminal investigators are difficult to criminal investigators, as the criminal who held down the site immediately impossible to activate the camera and destroy evidence. Of the 6465 hidden photographs reported in South Korea in 2017, 5437 people were detained, but there were only 119 people sent to jail and only 2% of the arrested people.
Women who are suffering from hidden damage suffer large-scale protest demonstrations in the center of Seoul and say that it is necessary to investigate the impact on victims to eradicate hidden shooting crime. Under the current law of South Korea, the upper limit of statutory punishment for voyeurism is 1 year imprisonment and a fine of 10 million won (about 1 million yen), but it seems that examination of raising punishment is also being conducted.
Although the problem of digital sexual crime is remarkable in Korea where advanced high-tech environment is in place, similar problems are occurring in the United States and Sweden so as to conform to the progress of technology. "The crime aimed at women like this online has become a problem first in Korea but it will not take much time to become a big problem in other countries.Therefore, We need to cooperate to tackle this sort of problem, "Park said.