Sweden considers secret photography ban

Sweden should ban the practice of non-consensual photography on private premises, according to recommendations presented by a parliamentary privacy committee on Wednesday.

The proposal would involve making it a criminal act to photograph or film people without their permission. Under current legislation it is not considered a punishable offence to film people without their prior knowledge in dressing rooms, bedrooms or bathrooms.

Permission will not be required however to take still or moving pictures of people without their consent in public places.

It will also remain legal to use cameras in private environments for surveillance purposes if there is deemed to be a sufficiently good reason, for example to document a crime.