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Drones Incite Law Proposals

SURVEILLANCE—U.S.

March 4, 2013

Inside Higher Education reports on universities using drones for research, a practice that has gained attention since the Federal Aviation Administration released a list of all the organizations that had applied for authorized drone use. Noting privacy concerns, one expert says people should be more worried about using phones and posting photos to Facebook. Meanwhile, an op-ed in Seacoastonline advocates for New Hampshire laws to protect individuals’ privacy from drone surveillance, and an op-ed in Bangor Daily News urges Maine lawmakers to place a one-year moratorium on the use of drones by law enforcement rather than enact a state law now to wait for federal standards. Drone laws have been proposed in 15 U.S. states.
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