Australian Privacy Watchdog Wants Stronger Drone Safeguards

Law360, New York (November 5, 2012, 4:35 PM EST) -- The Australian privacy regulator on Monday urged the country to expand existing protections for personal data collected by unmanned aerial drones deployed by federal agencies and private-sector companies, adding to mounting international concerns over the growing use of the surveillance technology.

In a letter to Attorney General Nicola Roxon, Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim said the government should review the current regulatory framework to determine if it is sufficient to deal with any misuse of drone technology by the government, organizations or individuals in their private...
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