Relationships Go Bad and/or People Do Stupid Things
Ben Tasker wrote: Rule 1 is verging on victim blaming. We're all adults, and if someone wants to take nude pics of themselves they should be able to.
In theory, yes. In practice, relationships go bad and people do stupid things.
People with good intentions can still be careless. Someone else gets a hold of your phone and forwards the picture. Or the wrong photo is put in the wrong place. Or the photos are put on the phone's micro SD flash card which is later swapped out for as bigger one and the original card misplaced. Or the pictures are downloaded to your laptop which is viewed by someone else. Or the guy or girl you texted the photos to gets drunk and forwards the photos to contacts.
Ever buy a used hard drive off eBay? Sometimes they don't bother to delete any files. Even if they do delete files I do a deleted file recovery just for kicks. I find the usual porn and what looks like some nudes like in the article, but once I found a bunch of highly confidential legal documents.
Once when I bought a used Android phone off eBay the seller had not reset the phone or bothered to delete anything. No porn, but I was shocked to see a nice clean photo of a driver's license.
I know the kids on El Reg will have a hard time believing this but listen anyway - it is possible to have a fulfilling and meaningful loving relationship with someone that does not involved texting nude photos. Trust me on this.
Once it's out there, it's too late.