Hoe is dat toch mogelijk?

“Mike Evans said he was left “dumbfounded” when he was told by staff if he did not stop taking photographs they would call the anti-terror police.

The 41-year-old, who has osteoporosis of the spine, had been taking snaps of the Mersey estuary by the docks.”

Ik denk dat men ze ginder op dat eiland toch eens duidelijk moet uitleggen waarvoor een fototoestel dient.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-10872590

Foto’s nemen in het Verenigd Koninkrijk

Wanneer u in het Verenigd Koninkrijk bent, ken dan uw rechten als fotograaf. En sta erop.

“The Terrorism Act 2000 does not prohibit people from taking photographs or digital images in an area where an authority under section 44 is in place. Officers should not prevent people taking photographs unless they are in an area where photography is prevented by other legislation.

If officers reasonably suspect that photographs are being taken as part of hostile terrorist reconnaissance, a search under section 43 of the Terrorism Act 2000 or an arrest should be considered. Film and memory cards may be seized as part of the search, but officers do not have a legal power to delete images or destroy film. Although images may be viewed as part of a search, to preserve evidence when cameras or other devices are seized, officers should not normally attempt to examine them. Cameras and other devices should be left in the state they were found and forwarded to appropriately trained staff for forensic examination. The person being searched should never be asked or allowed to turn the device on or off because of the danger of evidence being lost or damaged.”

http://www.npia.police.uk/en/docs/Stop_and_Search_in_Relation_to_Terrorism_-_2008.pdf