Jun 192013
 June 19, 2013  Posted by  Laws, Non-U.S.

Glyn Moody reports:

Here on Techdirt we’ve had stories about how the ubiquity of digital cameras is changing the way we look at public events and art. But as has also become clear, the ability to take photos of more or less everything we see brings with it certain problems — especially if what we see are police. So it was perhaps inevitable that the politicians would start to get involved, in order to “solve” some of those problems. Here’s a rather extreme example from Sweden, as reported by TechHive:

Sweden’s parliament has voted in favor of a law that bans taking pictures and filming in a private environment without first getting permission from people in attendance. Critics say the law is too ambiguous.

The Swedish Committee on Justice said the law, which goes into effect July 1, is needed since photographs or movies secretly shot in private settings can seriously violate an individual’s privacy, and protection has been inadequate.

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