Would be what goes on in a public toilets fair game? Maybe in a primary school?
What about the changing rooms of stores, or sports centres?
Is it acceptable to look up a woman's skirt if she's in a public area?
And just how close can you put your ear to the door of the confessional, or the doctors room?
At some time or another, authorities, or people in authority have seen no problem with breaching an expectation of privacy in these areas. This is sadly another example of poor behaviour on the part of those who ought to know better.
Thank you Techdirt; I haven't seen it yet on the BBC or regional UK news.
I'm old enough to remember Dutch Elm disease, and how it affected our parks, avenues, woods etc in the 70's. We don't want to see this again. It's really good to see new approaches like this to time old problems.
"for sex-crimes in general, they're dropping, and fairly significantly so. In the last 20 or so years, the United States has seen a 15% drop in forcible rape rates."
But not so in Europe though where rates are static, falling or even rising. I can't see any correlation between serious sex crime and ANY notional variable such as GDP, national development, perceived liberality (look at the figures for Scandinavia, where you can buy porn in sweet-shops)...