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Drone Industry Group Releases Codes of Conduct

SURVEILLANCE—U.S.

July 3, 2012

The Associated Press reports on the release of the drone industry's first code of conduct. To quell growing privacy concerns, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International said its recommendations for "safe, non-intrusive operation" are signposts for operators and will "respect the privacy of individuals" while following all federal, state and local laws. The guidelines will also ensure that pilots are properly trained. The American Civil Liberties Union's Chris Calabrese credited the group for its codes but warned the guidelines are not legally binding. "I think Congress needs to step in," said Calabrese, adding the technology is "potentially incredibly invasive."
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