The War on Photographers , and Military Historians and Biographers etc. intensifies, by making it a serious terrorist crime to "attempt to elicit" information e.g. name, address, photograph etc.,about a current or former member of the Police, Armed Forces or Intelligence Services. (source)
So, if I see a police officer beating someone in the street, and take a photograph to document this, then I'm the one who breaks the law?
Under a strict interpretation, if I were to meet someone in a pub, and say 'Hello, what's your name', if they happened to one be a squaddie then this would fall under the act. A ridiculously loose definition - and another ill-thought out and potentially dangerous law from this government.