UK's upskirting law can put as photog in jail for 2 years. More and more regulation unfoldingfor street photogs. This time freedom was only saved by 1 vote. No doubt when the one old timer blocking it dies off the millennials will pass it.
The United Kingdom recently attempted to make upskirting illegal and punishable by up to two years in prison. But thanks to a single lawmaker, the bill hasnt become law after all. 71-year-old Sir Christopher Chope of Conservative party blocked the bill and he didnt give a reason for it
Upskirting, as you probably know, is taking unauthorized photos under a womans skirt. Gina Martin started a campaign against it in the U.K. after she was a victim of upskirting in 2017.She was unable to file a lawsuit because of the gap in the law. Upskirting is not a criminal offense in the U.K., and the police reportedly stated that the photo wasnt obscene enough because she was wearing underwear.
The proposed bill would put upskirting in line with other voyeurism offenses, making it punishable by up to two years in jail. As TIME reports, Prime Minister Theresa Mays government gave its backing to the proposed bill on Friday. However, Chopes objection means that the lawwill have to be debated again at a later date. According to the same source, the expected date for a new debate is 6 July 2018.
Edited by Daniel D. Teoli Jr., 22 June 2018 - 10:40 AM.