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DRONES: Regulate private sector use as well

Letter by Pat Cleghorn, Gig Harbor on April 7, 2014 at 2:18 pm with No Comments »
April 7, 2014 2:33 pm

We see more debate among elected officials about banning or regulating the use of drones by the government, but where is the debate about the private sector use of drones?

Big business (and small) and individuals already have access to drone technology and are using it. They can and do intrude upon our privacy and private lives as easily, if not more easily, than any law enforcement agent. And, private individuals and businesses have absolutely no legitimate reason for doing so. They, unlike the government, cannot even argue national security or law enforcement.

I don’t want drones hovering over or looking into people’s backyards or peering in their windows. I don’t care who is operating that drone. Privacy is privacy. I expect our elected officials to protect us from all who would abuse this technology and intrude upon our security and privacy.

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