“For an offence of voyeurism to be committed, within the definition in s 67 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, there had to be a private act which involved parts of the body for which people would normally expect privacy, as defined by s 68(1). Casual observation by other changing room users created no offence of voyeurism, even if those persons gained sexual gratification from what they saw. Although those using the showers at a public swimming pool had a reasonable expectation of privacy from covert filming, there was no reasonable expectation that a man should enjoy privacy of his upper torso, since “breasts” in the Act referred to female breasts and not the exposed male chest.”
WLR Daily, 20th May 2008
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