Crime Report: Drones and the Fourth Amendment: Do ‘Eyes in the Sky’ See Too Much? by Lauren Sonnenberg:
Can drones be useful crime-fighting tools without challenging your right to privacy?
As law enforcement and government agencies increasingly turn to sophisticated “eye-in-the sky” technology, they face a backlash from privacy advocates that could severely limit their deployment unless governments develop clear guidelines for their use, warns an article in the Hastings Law Journal.
The article, published in the journal of the Hastings College of the Law at the University of California, proposes that state governments enact regulations requiring agencies to set strict standards on warrants obtained for deploying drones, and to set limits on how long the data they pick up can be retained.