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Is it legal to film police in New South Wales?

Pop quiz! Can you legally film police officers in New South Wales? The answer is yes, you can! Smartphones and social media have revolutionized how we hold power to account. Our ability to capture and share videos of police actions has led to increased scrutiny and accountability. Remember, though, the law stipulates filming can’t obstruct police duties.

Accidental film critic at Mardi Gras? You’re in the clear. Officers trying to confiscate your camera or delete your footage without a lawful reason? They could be facing legal consequences.

With the rise of camera phones, it’s essential for police to stay mindful of their actions. They’re more likely to be recorded, and therefore, held accountable.

Keep in mind, though, the legal landscape around public filming of police actions is still evolving, and future legislation may further address this issue.

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