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'Upskirting' to be banned in Britain

Jan 17, 2019 - The Boston Globe

LONDON — Britain's Parliament has approved a law that will make it illegal to take "upskirting" photos.

The House of Lords made no changes to a voyeurism bill that would ban covertly photographing under people's clothes. It carries a maximum penalty of two years in prison.

Gina Martin, 26, campaigned to ban upskirting after she chased down a man who had placed a phone between her legs and taken a picture while she was at a crowded music festival in London's Hyde Park in 2017.

She discovered the practice was not a criminal offense and launched a campaign for a law forbidding it...