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Drones Will Survey Beaches, Aid Authorities

SURVEILLANCE—QUEENSLAND

March 2, 2012

In a 12-month trial in Queensland, drones will keep a lookout for beachgoers in trouble, sending real-time video to a lifesaver with a laptop, reports The Australian, and according to Victoria Police, they will become more common in law enforcement as well. Privacy advocates across the globe are voicing concern, with some noting the lack of regulations for this technology. Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim recommends any organisation "contemplating the use of this sort of technology should undertake a privacy impact assessment," adding, "They will need to make sure that they comply not only with relevant privacy laws but also with the community's expectations about their right to privacy." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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