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Opinion: Drone Code of Conduct Offers Little Reassurance

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July 13, 2012

Jaikumar Vijayan writes for COMPUTERWORLD that while the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s code of conduct for drone use acknowledges the severity of concern over the use of drones, it offers little in the way of enforceable policies. The code comes after the passing of a bill to allow more government and private drone use, but, writes Vijayan, “if the document was meant to reassure people that the drone industry is taking privacy concerns seriously, it may well have the opposite effect.” According to Vijayan, the code includes “very broad” guidelines with no explanation of “how any of this will be enforced and by whom.”
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