My article that was originally published by ISSA (April 2007) and since reprinted by the Privacy Advisor (July 2007), the newsletter for IAPP -International Association of Privacy Professionals is now available online stored on one of the servers at a company called Hi Software. Not sure that this is a violation of copyright, anyhow whilst it is there, check it out on the above link if you are interested to read it!
Day: 18 August 2007
UAVs being used for security & surveillance in the US
Remember the posting I made earlier this year -May 28- on how the UK are using ‘spy drones’ fitted with CCTV as surveillance mainly to deal with what is termed as ‘anti-social behaviour’. Well the US is at it too; with drone aircraft presently deployed in skies of Afghanistan and Iraq. They are referred to as ‘unmanned aerial vehicles’ (AEV) to compliment existing border and domestic security measures in place today.
“A House of Representatives panel on Wednesday heard testimony from police agencies that envision using UAVs for everything from border security to domestic surveillance high above American cities. Private companies also hope to use UAVs for tasks such as aerial photography and pipeline monitoring.” Read more here.