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Drones Raise Privacy Concerns

SURVEILLANCE—U.S.

June 19, 2012

As the aerial drone market grows, so grow privacy concerns. The Washington Post reports that Congress, advocacy groups and "ordinary people" are taking note and voicing concern. "It's raising an alarm with the American public," said U.S. Rep. Jeff Landry of Louisiana. Chris Calabrese of the American Civil Liberties Union said people "worry about being under surveillance from the skies." Meanwhile, PoliceOne.com reports that Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has introduced the Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act to require police to obtain a warrant before using aerial drones.
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