Technicality in Georgia law makes photos taken up women’s skirts legal

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ATLANTA, Ga. – A technicality is making an invasion of privacy legal in one state.

CBS46 reports that a recent court decision in Georgia makes it legal to snap a photo up a woman’s skirt, as long as it is done in public.

The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled that invasion of privacy laws do not include upskirt photos.

However, officials say if the photos are taken in a place that is closed off to the public, it is still illegal.

In the opinion, the judges said the wording of the law needs to be changed in order to cover upskirt photos, but that needs to be done by lawmakers.

The next legislative session is set to begin next year.