These people are having their photos snapped without their knowledge or permission. In fact, pornographic mobog (mobile blogging) websites exist specifically for this purpose.To compound the problem, many of the unapproved photos are "up the skirt" or "down the shirt" shots where the photographer strategically aims the camera. In almost all cases, the photos are used without the subject's permission.Instead of having a bulky digital camera in your purse or back pocket, these picture-taking devices allow for spontaneous photo ops.Since almost everyone has been in a situation where they wish they had a camera, you can only imagine the market for these convenient little cameras.You know you've been tempted to do it - to toss your jury summons in the garbage and pretend it got lost in the mail. As anyone who's gone through a divorce can tell you, the process is rarely easy.Tensions run high, and couples often make poor decisions in the heat of the moment. The person taking the photograph can be pretending to be talking on the phone or doing something else.
Businesses like General Motors, Intel, and Lockheed Martin are nixing camera phones as well.
While the law is there, enforcing it is a whole different matter.
First of all, you have to know your picture is being taken.
So, is anything being done to stop this blatant invasion of privacy?
In September, the Video Voyeurism Prevention Act of 2004 passed through Congress virtually unopposed. It means that when it comes to having your picture taken without your permission, you have some rights.