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Tags: EU | Britain | Upskirting Law

Queen Elizabeth II Okays 'upskirting' Ban in England, Wales

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 10:38 AM

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has given royal approval to a law that will make it illegal in England and Wales to take "upskirting" photos.

The law will make it a criminal offense to take pictures under a person's clothes without permission.

It is the result of a campaign started by Gina Martin after a man placed a phone between her legs and took a picture of her at a London music festival in 2017.

Martin said Tuesday the welcome change to the law was a "long time coming."

The bill had the backing of Prime Minister Theresa May, who praised campaigners who had advocated for a change in legislation.

Lawbreakers risk being jailed for two years and being put on the sex offenders register. The law takes effect in April.

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Queen Elizabeth II has given royal approval to a law that will make it illegal in England and Wales to take "upskirting" photos.The law will make it a criminal offense to take pictures under a person's clothes without permission.It is the result of a campaign started by...
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