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Drones Used In Police Investigations

SURVEILLANCE—NEW ZEALAND

March 7, 2013

The New Zealand Herald reports that police have employed the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in at least two criminal investigations last year. In one case, law enforcement has not disclosed any details on what the alleged offense was or how the UAVs were used, the report states. Former press secretary David Beatson discovered the authorities’ interest through an Official Information Act request. Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff said UAVs have potentially beneficial uses, “But drones do have the potential to be seriously intrusive for people.”
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