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Congressional Committee Discusses Drones

SURVEILLANCE—U.S.

May 20, 2013

The Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations conducted a hearing on Friday discussing the future of drone use and what that means for citizens, reports Fox News. Questions at the hearing ranged from, “Can you shoot down a drone over your property?" to "If you were watching traffic and you saw a drug deal, what then?" Gregory McNeal, an associate professor at Pepperdine University School of Law, recommends defining the scope of acceptable surveillance activities and timeframes rather than the types of devices, noting that the pace of drone technology could quickly make any congressional action obsolete.
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