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OPC Concerned About “Hobby Drones”

SURVEILLANCE

November 27, 2013

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner is concerned that miniature camera-equipped drones “could evade Canadian privacy law as people begin using the increasingly affordable aircraft to spy on others,” MACLEANS reports. A new study from the OPC indicates model aircraft could remain “entirely unregulated” while the government focuses on drones used for commercial or law enforcement purposes. “Drones are already being sold in many retail stores,” the OPC’s study notes, suggesting, “The next generation of recreational drones could prove to be even smaller and cheaper than the ones that currently exist.”
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