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Concerns Aired Over Drones Ahead of G20 2014

SURVEILLANCE—QUEENSLAND

March 21, 2013

Announcements that Queensland police plan to use drones for surveillance ahead of the G20 conference in Brisbane next year are sparking privacy concerns, The Australian reports. The Australian Council for Civil Liberties President Terry O'Gorman is calling the planned drone use "Big Brother in the sky,” and has suggested police access to drones is “a ‘huge boost’ to their powers and shouldn't be done without legislation and parliamentary debate,” the report states. To date, 34 Australian organisations are certified to use drones. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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