Archive for the 'photography' Category

Daily Mail and Sun accused of contempt over online photos – The Guardian

“Attorney general argues pictures of murder trial defendant ‘posing with a gun’ created risk of prejudice in court case.”

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The Guardian, 2nd February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Nativity photos not against law, says data watchdog – BBC News

“Parents should be free to photograph their children in nativity plays, the Information Commissioner has said.”

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BBC News, 8th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Owning your image – BBC Law in Action

“Joshua Rozenberg investigates how the police, the courts and those responsible for protecting personal data strike a balance between the need to safeguard civil liberties and the police’s responsibility to prevent crime. Are there enough safeguards to protect the public from being unfairly linked with criminals? Is maintaining public order being used as an excuse to engineer a surveillance society? Or are the authorities simply taking the minimum steps to ensure a determined and well-organised minority of protesters bent on disruption do not wreck the lives of the law-abiding majority?”

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BBC Law in Action, 8th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

City of London security guards told to report ‘suspicious’ photographers – The Guardian

“More than 5,000 security guards in London’s financial district have been instructed by police to report people taking photographs, recording footage or even making sketches near buildings, the Guardian has learned. City of London police’s previously unseen advice singles out people who may appear to be ‘legitimate tourists’ to prevent reconnaissance by al-Qaida. The document, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, helps explain a number of recent cases in which photographers have been stopped and searched by police using section 44 of the Terrorism Act, after first being approached by security guards.”

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The Guardian, 13th May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Photographer films his own ‘anti-terror’ arrest – The Guardian

“Police questioned an amateur photographer under anti-terrorist legislation and later arrested him, claiming pictures he was taking in a Lancashire town were ‘suspicious’ and constituted ‘antisocial behaviour’.”

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The Guardian, 21st February 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Kate Middleton launches legal action against photographer – The Guardian

“Kate Middleton is pursuing legal action against a photographer who took pictures of her on Christmas Day, a month after the Queen warned the media over publication of paparazzi photographs of the royals.”

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The Guardian, 13th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police ‘should have reason to stop pictures being taken’ – The Independent

“Police officers should not use counter-terrorism laws to stop people taking photographs in public, a senior officer insisted yesterday.”

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The Independent, 15th December 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Judge questions Queen’s privacy threat – Daily Telegraph

“A senior judge has made comments which call into question whether the Queen and Royal family will be able to stop photographers taking pictures of them going about their private lives.”

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Daily Telegraph, 7th December 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Police U-turn on photographers and anti-terror laws – The Independent

“Police forces across the country have been warned to stop using anti-terror laws to question and search innocent photographers after The Independent forced senior officers to admit that the controversial legislation is being widely misused.”

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The Independent, 5th December 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Police ‘misusing terror powers to stop tourists taking photos’ – Daily Telegraph

“Police are misusing their terror powers to stop innocent photographers taking pictures of tourist attractions and even a chip shop, according to the government’s anti-terror adviser.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd December 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Camera ban for supermarket voyeur – BBC News

“A voyeur who filmed underneath women’s skirts in a supermarket has been ordered not to use a camera in public for two years at Preston Crown Court.”

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BBC News, 11th November 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Met amends police photo guidance to warn off interfering with media – OUT-LAW.com

“Police officers should ‘exercise caution’ when asking to view images captured by members of the media according to amended advice to officers published by London’s police force, the Metropolitan Police Service.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th August 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

Woman ‘detained’ for filming police search launches high court challenge – The Guardian

“A woman is to challenge the Metropolitan police in the high court, claiming she was handcuffed, detained and threatened with arrest for filming officers on her mobile phone.”

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The Guardian, 21st July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Police retention of photos of innocent man breached his right to privacy, says Court of Appeal – OUT-LAW.com

“Police should not have kept photos taken of an arms trade protester, the Court of Appeal has ruled. The retention of the photos long after the peaceful protest was a breach of the man’s right to privacy, the Court ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th May 2009

Source: www.outlaw.com

Police ordered to delete images of peaceful protester Andrew Wood – The Times

“Police surveillance tactics were dealt a blow by appeal judges today with a ruling that photographs taken of peaceful protesters campaigning against the arms trade must be destroyed.”

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The Times, 21st May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Police delete London tourists’ photos ‘to prevent terrorism’ – The Guardian

“Like most visitors to London, Klaus Matzka and his teenage son Loris took several photographs of some of the city’s sights, including the famous red double-decker buses. More unusually perhaps, they also took pictures of the Vauxhall bus station, which Matzka regards as ‘modern sculpture’.”

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The Guardian, 16th April 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Photographers fear they are target of new terror law – The Guardian

“Taking photographs of police officers could be deemed a criminal offence under anti-terrorism legislation that comes into force next week. Campaigners against section 76 of the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008, which becomes law on Monday, said it would leave professional photographers open to fines and arrest.”

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The Guardian, 12th February 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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