ePetition Restrictions - Photography in Public Places
Asked if Downing Street, or the Prime Minister and Mrs. Blair planned on taking any action over the photographs of Mrs. Blair and Leo at the Winter Olympics, the PMOS said he was not aware of any such plans.
Asked why not, and would that not mark a change in policy, the PMOS replied: no, it would not, because we recognised that this photo was taken in a public place.
Article in Amateur Photographer magazine
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There are a number of moves promoting the requirement of 'ID' cards to allow photographers to operate in a public place.
It is a fundamental right of a UK citizen to use a camera in a public place, indeed there is no right to privacy when in a public place.
These moves have developed from paranoia and only promote suspicion towards genuine people following their hobby or profession.
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