Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Friday, April 17, 2009

London Police Seize Tourist's Vacation Snaps

London police have seized an Austrian tourist's vacation photos in the name of national security. Specifically, they took all photos having to do with transportation (all those iconic London buses and bus stations). The Metropolitan Police indicated it is investigating the incident. The tourist, Klaus Matzka, is lodging a complaint with authorities and noted that Google Earth takes photographs "of any details of our cities on the world wide web....But a father and his son are not allowed to take pictures of famous London landmarks."

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