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Police Considering Drone Use

SURVEILLANCE—VICTORIA

May 17, 2012

Law enforcement authorities in Victoria are considering the use of unmanned drone surveillance, and the Australian Federal Police have expressed interest in the technology as well, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. The president of Liberty Victoria warned that the aircraft could potentially increase surveillance on political protests and private activities. A representative from the Association for Unmanned Aerial Systems Australia said privacy-intruding technology already exists, adding, “This sort of activity has been going on for years.”
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