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740 ILCS 190/15

    (740 ILCS 190/15)
    Sec. 15. Exceptions to liability.
    (a) A person is not liable under this Act if the person proves that the dissemination of or a threat to disseminate a private sexual image or digitally altered sexual image was:
        (1) made in good faith:
            (A) by law enforcement;
            (B) in a legal proceeding; or
            (C) for medical education or treatment;
        (2) made in good faith in the reporting or
investigation of:
            (A) unlawful conduct; or
            (B) unsolicited and unwelcome conduct; or
        (3) related to a matter of public concern.
    (b) Subject to subsection (c), a defendant who is a parent, legal guardian, or individual with legal custody of a child is not liable under this Act for a dissemination or threatened dissemination of an intimate private sexual image of the child.
    (c) If a defendant asserts an exception to liability under subsection (b), the exception does not apply if the plaintiff proves the disclosure was:
        (1) prohibited by a law other than this Act; or
        (2) made for the purpose of sexual arousal, sexual
gratification, humiliation, degradation, or monetary or commercial gain.
    (d) The dissemination of or a threat to disseminate a private sexual image is not a matter of public concern solely because the depicted individual is a public figure or the image is accompanied by a political message.
(Source: P.A. 103-294, eff. 1-1-24; 103-571, eff. 12-8-23.)