Drone Anxiety

From this week’s CQ Weekly cover story piece:

According to a June poll by Monmouth University in New Jersey, a majority of Americans supports the expansion of drones into U.S. skies for a variety of purposes, such as border protection, search-and-rescue and tracking criminals. But a majority opposes the use of drones to issue speeding tickets, and 64 percent are “very concerned” or “somewhat concerned” about the effect on privacy of law enforcement using drones equipped with high-tech cameras.

And who will decide who is a criminal who can be drone-tracked? How will images & audio of innocent citizens collected while tracking said criminal be protected or, preferably, disposed of? Right now, there is no clear law governing any of this activity…which is a recipe for abuse by law enforcement at all levels.

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