Georgia Bill Responds to Court Ruling on 'Upskirting'

Georgia Bill Responds to Court Ruling on 'Upskirting'
Posted at 4:56 PM, Feb 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-09 12:03:42-05

ATLANTA (AP) - A bill moving through the Georgia Senate would make it illegal to take photos or film video under someone's clothing without consent.

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the measure on Thursday. The House is considering a similar bill.

The gap in state law came to lawmakers' attention this summer when a divided Court of Appeals found that a man didn't do anything illegal by filming videos up a woman's skirt while she shopped at a grocery store.

Security footage showed Brandon Lee Gary aiming his phone under the woman's skirt at least four times as she shopped. The court's majority opinion described Gary's actions as "reprehensible" but found he didn't explicitly violate the state's invasion of privacy law.

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