I had thought that news stories about ridiculous bans on photography in public places were a thing of the New Labour past. But now it seems that Birmingham City Council wants to ban photography of public gravestones… “Council bans amateur historians from taking photos of heritage graves”.

The Council obviously doesn’t have a clue about the UK law on photography in public places. My guess is that it’s just a knee-jerk ‘data protection’ response, probably based on the very dubious folk-beliefs about ‘data protection’ that seem to float around in public-sector offices.