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Sunday, June 29, 2008

In England, government kill-joys have ordered the General Register Office to ban the taking of photographs of couples signing marriage registers.

One Register Office official said: “We were told photos could not be taken of couples signing the register because it would breach data protection.

A Home Office spokesman said: “There are data protection issues which we do raise when someone else’s details are put into the public domain. This is about being aware of people’s identity information.”

Another Home Office spokesman explained: “Taking a photograph could be construed as a copy of the entry and a breach of the Crown Copyright. There are four entries to a double page, so the details of another marriage could also be photographed.”

I suppose we wait for the Scottish Government to come up with a similar hair-brained idea !

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