Friday, 29 June 2018

Cross-party group of MPs seek to close loophole in upskirting bill

Campaigners say proposed law doesn’t cover images of celebrities or those taken for fun

A cross-party group of MPs will seek to close a loophole in the government’s upskirting bill that could have allowed people who took images for financial gain or simply for fun to escape justice.

The Conservative MP Maria Miller has held discussions with Labour’s Jess Phillips and the Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse about an amendment that would ensure there was a blanket ban on taking the voyeuristic images whatever the motivation.

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