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Experts: Privacy Laws Need Review In Light of RPA Use

PRIVACY LAW—AUSTRALIA

September 6, 2012

Professors from the Queensland University of Technology say Australian privacy laws should be reviewed in advance of an increase in the use of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), PHYSorg Science News Wire reports. Faculty of Law Prof. Des Butler says, "People's rights to privacy are currently protected by a piecemeal collection of diverse state and federal legislation and the common law," and Prof. Bill Lane agrees. According to the report, Lane called the privacy laws around RPA use very complex, adding that appropriate safeguards should be put in place in order to take advantage of the benefits of the technology.
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