Queen Elizabeth II okays 'upskirting' ban in England, Wales

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II has given royal approval to a law that will make it illegal in England and Wales to take "upskirting" photos.

The law will make it a criminal offense to take pictures under a person's clothes without permission.

It is the result of a campaign started by Gina Martin after a man placed a phone between her legs and took a picture of her at a London music festival in 2017.

Martin said Tuesday the welcome change to the law was a "long time coming."

The bill had the backing of Prime Minister Theresa May, who praised campaigners who had advocated for a change in legislation.

Lawbreakers risk being jailed for two years and being put on the sex offenders register. The law takes effect in April.

People also read these

Kara Wai ecstatic over Excellence in Asian Cinema...

Jan 18, 2018

Hong Kong actress Kara Wai says she is ecstatic over receiving this year's Asian Film Awards'...

Chinese tech giant Tencent plans US listing for...

Jul 9, 2018

Tencent, China's most valuable tech company, says it plans to spin off its streaming music service...

Chinese e-commerce tycoon part of celebrity tech...

Sep 5, 2018

The e-commerce billionaire who was arrested and released by Minneapolis police is a high-profile...

Li Peng, Chinese premier during Tiananmen...

Jul 23, 2019

Li Peng, a former hard-line Chinese premier best known for announcing martial law during the 1989...

Chinese pop stars publicly back Beijing on Hong...

Aug 19, 2019

At least eight mainland Chinese pop stars and one each from Taiwan and Hong Kong are publicly...

About Us

Frontal Report is an emerging leader in all forms of media. We aim to be the leading news brand for readers around the world.

Contact us: sales[at]frontalreport.com

Subscribe Now!