Apparently, there’s a quite ridiculous move within the UK Government to require anyone taking photographs in a public space, to require an ID card.
To quote from the petition:
‘There are a number of moves promoting the requirement of ‘ID’ cards to allow photographers to operate in a public place.
It is a fundamental right of a UK citizen to use a camera in a public place, indeed there is no right to privacy when in a public place.
These moves have developed from paranoia and only promote suspicion towards genuine people following their hobby or profession.’
The logistics of implementation aside (given the number of cameraphones out there) this is still an alarming, not to mention surreptitious move to limit individual freedoms.
I’d urge anybody who cares about such matters to sign the petition.