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Study: Privacy Policies Needed for Drones

SURVEILLANCE

November 15, 2013

The Canadian Press reports on a study due out next week that calls for “clear policies about the sort of personal information flying drones are allowed to collect” before law enforcement and others begin widely using them. The study, which examined academic articles, court reports and access-to-information documents, was conducted by Christopher Parsons and Adam Molnar of Block G Privacy and Security Consulting. The research “urges law enforcement agencies, governments and privacy commissioners to work together to ensure civil liberties are respected,” the report states. The study cites the "potential for intrusive and massive surveillance" as warranting public discussion, and notes Canada’s government “lacks a clear policy” on drones.
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