[PHOTO] Red Circle police stickers appear in beaches and swimming parks

Park Sae-jin Reporter Posted : 2018-07-31 13:38 Updated : 2018-07-31 13:38
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[Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency]

SEOUL -- To raise awareness of candid shootings targeting women, a provincial police department launched a temporary "Red Circle" sticker campaign against hidden cameras at outdoor swimming parks and bathing beaches.

Candid shooting, an act of taking photographs without consent in private and public places, has been an annoying social problem. Photographs taken in swimming pools, beaches, changing rooms and toilets have leaked despite a consistent crackdown.

At the start of this year's summer vacation season, the police agency in Gyeonggi Province surrounding Seoul put up hundreds of stickers showing an all-seeing-eye placed inside a red circle and slogans warning about the legal risk of taking unauthorized pictures at 15 water parks and bathing beaches in the province.

Different stickers with similar warnings have been plastered on the walls of public toilets nationwide. Many cases leaking candid camera photographs have been reported, prompting police and government inspectors armed with surveillance devices such as radio wave and camera lens detectors to find any hidden cameras in public toilets and bathrooms in populated areas.