Slowly but surely, school leaders nationwide have begun drafting policies to address the privacy concerns raised by camera cell phones, which some people have used for nefarious purposes--such as taking pictures beneath women's skirts and posting them on the internet. Now, federal lawmakers want to make taking such surreptitious photos and other illicit uses of video technology a federal crime punishable by up to a year in jail.

"No one should have to go through the embarrassment of being secretly taped by an electronic Peeping Tom, or seeing those pictures turn up on the...

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