Drone privacy discussion goes aloft

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They’re overhead, on consumers’ minds, and under consideration this afternoon at the latest installment of the FTC’s Fall Technology Series. The topic is drones and experts on drone technology are gathering at the FTC right now to talk over the implications for consumer privacy. The event, which is free and open to the public, takes flight at 1:00 ET at the FTC’s Constitution Center conference facility, 400 7th Street, S.W., in Washington. You can follow the conversation as it happens through the WATCH THE WEBCAST link on the event page, which will go live a few minutes before FTC Commissioner Ohlhausen presents opening remarks.

The FTC is accepting comments on the consumer privacy implications of drone technology until Monday, November 14, 2016. Save a step by filing online.


This concerns me on its use on law informent / abuse priviligas . That an attack on a drone from law informent will be like a fear for there life and gives broad permission to shoot / plus the invasion of privacey . With the use of heat siginiture / sound audio a drone can spy on a home without there knowledge and as to registering a drone we as citizens should be able to have the list of munipalitys that use them and there limits and entering a citizens air space will require a warrant filed with a judge with reasonable cause or it's a invasion of iligal rights as a homeowner . The future of drones will not only have all the above capability but would also carry a leathal round and would be able to shoot a citizen with pin point accuracy with its onboard camera . We can't stop bad cops how are we going to stop bad drones . Thank you

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