posted on Jun, 24 2009 @ 01:16 AM
How the hell could parents taking pictures of their children at school events be construed as a breach of the Data Protection act? That's one pretty
wild interpretation of the act and just doesn't hold water.
It's more likely to do with the media generated hysteria that has people now thinking there's a pedophile on every street corner, and anyone,
especially males, taking photographs in public is up to no good and potential kiddie fiddler.
a fellow poster on a photography forum posted a story yesterday about being accosted by police officers while out with his camera in woods at a local
park. Some busybody had seen him and called the police to report him. Hell, even I get looks sometimes when out and about with my DSLR and long lens
I am godfather to my friend's two little children, aged 4 and 2 and take photos all the time when we are out somewhere, or even in the garden. There
are probably people out there that would view me with suspicion, taking photos of other people's kids simply because that is how they have been
conditioned to react. Time was when you could walk about with a camera snapping away all day and nobody would bat an eyelid, unfortunately these days
you are viewed by many as being up to no good and a possible terrorist gathering intel on your next target or a pedophile possibly taking photos of
It's a sick world alright, made sicker and ever more paranoid by ill informed sensationalist media stories.