Letters to the Editor

Your views in 200 words or less

DRONES: Regulate private sector use as well

Letter by Pat Cleghorn, Gig Harbor on April 7, 2014 at 2:18 pm | 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.

The News Tribune now uses Facebook commenting on selected blogs. See editor's column for more details. Commenters are expected to abide by terms of service for Facebook as well as commenting rules for thenewstribune.com. Report violators to webmaster@thenewstribune.com.