This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition Make up-skirt photography an illegal offence in the UK
Upskirting is the act of taking a photograph of underneath a person's skirt without their consent. It is often performed in a public place such as on public transport or on an escalator. Many women across the UK are targeted in places such as nightclubs, restaurants and shops. This needs to stop.
In Scotland, Upskirting is an illegal offence, and has been since 2010. Victims and police are only able to pursue offences of voyeurism and indecency, with a Freedom of Information request made by the Press Association revealing that the police have pursued 78 offences related to upskirting since 2015 - but only 11 led to alleged offenders being charged.
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