UK passport photo checker shows bias against dark-skinned women – BBC News

Posted October 8th, 2020 in bias, computer programs, internet, minorities, news, passports, photography by tracey

‘Women with darker skin are more than twice as likely to be told their photos fail UK passport rules when they submit them online than lighter-skinned men, according to a BBC investigation.’

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BBC News, 8th October 2020

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Murderer sent victim’s photo to her family on WeChat – BBC News

‘A jealous man who murdered his partner and shared images of her body on a messaging app with her family has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2020

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Indefinite retention of DNA profile, fingerprints and photographs of a convicted motorist contrary to article 8 – UK Police Law Blog

‘The European Court of Human Rights court held in Gaughran v United Kingdom [2020] ECHR 144 that the police’s indefinite retention of DNA profile, fingerprints and photographs of person convicted of a minor offence without a possibility of review constituted an infringement of Article 8 ECHR (respect for private life). This is the latest in a number of cases where the ECtHR has disagreed with a decision of the Supreme Court and represents a further development of the meaning of “private life”.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 30th April 2020

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Voyeurism (Offences) Act 2019 – One Year On – Mark Cotter QC, 5SAH & Nick Dent, Kingsley Napley – 5SAH

Posted April 20th, 2020 in chambers articles, consent, news, photography, sexual offences, voyeurism by sally

‘It is one year since the Voyeurism (Offences) Act 2019 came into force, which introduced a specific criminal offence to criminalise conduct known as “upskirting.”’

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5SAH, 19th April 2020

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Four men jailed in first year since upskirting law was introduced – The Guardian

‘Four men have been jailed in the year since the upskirting law was introduced in England and Wales, figures show.’

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The Guardian, 11th April 2020

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‘Upskirting’ of women and girls is a daily occurrence, new figures show – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 10th, 2020 in consent, news, photography, sexual offences, victims, voyeurism, women by tracey

‘Incidents of men taking “upskirt” photographs of women are being reported on an almost daily basis since tougher new legislation was introduced, with victims known to be as young as 13. The first figures to chart the impact of the Voyeurism Offences Act show that almost one victim a day has contacted police to report being targeted since the law came into effect in April last year.

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Daily Telegraph, 10th January 2020

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

CPS secures first upskirting convictions – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 26th, 2019 in Crown Prosecution Service, guilty pleas, news, photography, prosecutions, voyeurism by tracey

‘Four men have been convicted so far under the new “upskirting” legislation, the Crown Prosecution Service can reveal.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 25th September 2019

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Upskirting: Government lawyer becomes first person ever convicted under new law after underground train incident – The Independent

Posted September 24th, 2019 in news, photography, prosecutions, voyeurism by tracey

‘A British government lawyer has become the first person to be convicted of upskirting since it was made a crime under new legislation in April.’

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The Independent, 23rd September 2019

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Upskirting now a crime after woman’s campaign – BBC News

‘Upskirting is now a criminal offence in England and Wales after a campaign by a woman targeted at a music festival.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2019

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‘Upskirting’ now a specific crime as bill receives Royal Assent – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 12th, 2019 in bills, outraging public decency, photography, press releases, sexual offences by tracey

‘‘Upskirting’ perpetrators face two years in prison and being placed on the sex offenders register, as a new law making the act a specific criminal offence is expected to receive Royal Assent today.’

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Ministry of Justice, 12th February 2019

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Victoria Tube station ‘upskirter’ Hiroshi Yuasa fined – BBC News

Posted February 4th, 2019 in fines, news, outraging public decency, photography by sally

‘A man who took a photograph up the skirt of a woman at a London Tube station has been fined £2,000.’

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BBC News, 1st February 2019

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Upskirting to be crime after Lords back bill – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2019 in bills, news, outraging public decency, photography, sexual offences by sally

‘A woman who launched a campaign against upskirting after being targeted at a festival 18 months ago has said “we did it!” after legislation was passed to make it a crime in England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2019

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Copyright ruling challenges internet practices on posting photos – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 10th, 2018 in copyright, internet, news, photography by sally

‘Website operators cannot lift copyrighted media lawfully posted elsewhere on the internet without first obtaining the rights holder’s permission to publish the image themselves, the EU’s highest court has ruled.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th August 2018

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Cross-party group of MPs seek to close loophole in upskirting bill – The Guardian

Posted June 29th, 2018 in bills, news, outraging public decency, parliament, photography by tracey

‘A cross-party group of MPs will seek to close a loophole in the government’s upskirting bill that could have allowed people who took images for financial gain or simply for fun to escape justice. The Conservative MP Maria Miller has held discussions with Labour’s Jess Phillips and the Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse about an amendment that would ensure there was a blanket ban on taking the voyeuristic images whatever the motivation.’

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The Guardian, 29th June 2018

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Call for upskirting bill to include ‘deepfake’ pornography ban – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2018 in bills, harassment, news, photography, pornography, voyeurism by tracey

‘Producing fake pornographic images based on pictures of real people should be made a criminal offence in an amended bill to tackle upskirting, an academic expert has argued.’

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The Guardian, 21st June 2018

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Upskirting: government confirms plan to introduce ban – The Guardian

Posted June 19th, 2018 in crime, legislation, news, photography, sexual offences, voyeurism by sally

‘The government has confirmed it will introduce legislation to ban upskirting after a Conservative backbencher was berated by party colleagues for blocking a bill to make the practice a specific criminal offence.’

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The Guardian, 18th June 2018

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The law must change on upskirting. One Tory MP won’t stop us – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2018 in bills, news, outraging public decency, photography, sexual offences by sally

‘Upskirting is a depraved violation of privacy. It is outrageous that a single Tory MP has been able to derail a much needed and universally supported change in the law. But that is exactly what has happened.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2018

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Police face legal challenge over ‘authoritarian’ facial recognition technology – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 15th, 2018 in facial mapping, news, photography, police by tracey

‘The Metropolitan Police is facing a legal challenge over its use of facial recognition technology to spot potential suspects in crowds. Civil liberties group Big Brother Watch on Thursday launched what it described as a landmark legal challenge, with the backing of Baroness Jenny Jones.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th June 2018

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Government acts to make ‘upskirting’ a specific offence – Ministry of Justice

‘‘Upskirting’ is set to become a specific criminal offence, with perpetrators facing up to two years behind bars, under a new law backed by Government.’

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Ministry of Justice, 15th June 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Contempt of court – what does it mean? – BBC News

Posted May 31st, 2018 in contempt of court, fines, internet, juries, media, news, photography, sentencing by sally

‘Tommy Robinson has been jailed for being in “contempt of court”. What does that mean? And who else has been found “in contempt”?’

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BBC News, 30th May 2018

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