Police Drones Skirt Legal Gray Areas

September 28, 2015Sep 28, 2015

Drone use is increasing dramatically with law enforcement agencies across our fruited plains, sparking concerns from citizens about an all-too-powerful, all-too-seeing police force.

According to Yahoo! News, with a lot of gray area in the laws governing the use of remote-controlled aircrafts equipped with cameras, American Civil Liberties Union policy analyst Jay Stanley likens their use by law enforcement as "a bit of a Wild West."

While the Federal Aviation Administration is working on drone flight regulations, they do not have a say in privacy issues. Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights group, reports at least 60 police forces in the U.S. already equipped with drones.

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