Jan 242011
 
 January 24, 2011  Laws, Non-U.S., Surveillance

The Swedish government wants to make it illegal to take pictures of people in “private places” without their knowledge.

In a memo from submitted on Monday, the Ministry of Justice wants to add “unauthorised photographing” to the Swedish criminal code.

“What we’re trying to do is come up with laws that make it illegal to take pictures that are clearly meant to be insulting and violate a person’s privacy without criminalizing pictures taken around the table at a dinner party, for example,” justice ministry spokesman Martin Valfridsson told The Local.

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