Don't usually agree with OP because I think he's a fear monger BUT over surveillance, acquisition and retention of person information and a police state as an arm of an overbearing government are all VERY dangerous things worth worrying about in the current year, especially in the UK. If you can't see any warning signs, your head is in the sand. Sure the guy is a *, but since when has being a * been illegal? Even if he was fined for telling the officer to * off, the officer had no right telling pulling him up over covering his face in a public place anyway. "I don’t want me face showing on anything.". I don't see how this is an unreasonable demand. So we're just resigning our fingerprints, DNA, facial scan and all important details to our government now? Do you really trust them that much? People moan about gigantic corporations * people over all the time (and they do) but the government are the real potential threat to freedom here. Everyone should be worried about these type of things escalating and they WILL if people don't start pushing back now.