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Queen Elizabeth II okays 'upskirting' ban in England, Wales

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LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has given royal approval to a law that will make it illegal in England and Wales to take "upskirting" photos.

The law will make it a criminal offense to take pictures under a person's clothes without permission.

It is the result of a campaign started by Gina Martin after a man placed a phone between her legs and took a picture of her at a London music festival in 2017.

Martin said Tuesday the welcome change to the law was a "long time coming."

The bill had the backing of Prime Minister Theresa May, who praised campaigners who had advocated for a change in legislation.

Lawbreakers risk being jailed for two years and being put on the sex offenders register. The law takes effect in April.

Queen Elizabeth II okays 'upskirting' ban in England, Wales
Queen Elizabeth II okays 'upskirting' ban in England, Wales