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Police powers on photography in public places – the facts

by | 2nd, March 2012

THE Press Gazette reports that the  Chartered Institute of Journalists is to give “journalists and photographers across the UK are being given wallet-sized guides outlining their legal rights to take photographs in public places”.

The guideline is applicable to everyone :

Members of the media have a duty to take photographs and film incidents and we  have no legal power or moral responsibility to prevent or restrict what they record.  It is a matter for their editors to control what is published or broadcast, not the  police. Once images are recorded, we have no power to delete or confiscate them without a court order, even if we think they contain damaging or useful evidence.

If someone who is distressed or bereaved asks for police to intervene to prevent members of the media filming or photographing

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