Privacy4Patriots Applauds Lawmakers for Attempting to Regulate Domestic Surveillance Drones

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Privacy concerns are driving lawmakers to take a close look at regulating drone usage for the purpose of surveillance in the U.S. Privacy4Patriots applauds this effort and encourages lawmakers to make Americans’ privacy a top priority as this new technology continues to develop.

The company supports the 30-plus states that have introduced drone-related legislation, and it encourages citizens to let their lawmakers know how they feel about this issue.

According to Fox News and other media outlets, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is seeking to limit the number of drones used for domestic surveillance in the U.S. by police and government officials amid growing concerns about privacy issues.

Lawmakers believe that they need to act quickly on this issue because Congress recently passed the Federal Aviation Administration Modernization and Reform Act, which would enable thousands of unmanned drones to appear in American skies by 2015. These lawmakers are also seeking to make flying armed drones in U.S. skies illegal.

Privacy4Patriots, the publisher of an upcoming report on how to protect one’s privacy during an age of unprecedented technological advancements, supports the use of unmanned aircraft to hunt for terrorists in Pakistan, Afghanistan and elsewhere, and to help find missing persons, assist firefighters and address other emergencies in the U.S.

But the company believes that drone technology should be limited to keeping U.S. citizens safe, not to spy on, scare or entrap people. The company supports the 30-plus states that have introduced drone-related legislation, and it encourages citizens to let their lawmakers know how they feel about this issue.

The company also concurs with U.S. Representative Austin Scott, a Georgia Republican, who was quoted in the June 16, 2012, edition of the Atlanta Journal Constitution as saying, “We’re not opposed to the use of drones. But their use has to be consistent with the established rules with regard to search and seizure. The same thing that you would have to obtain to use a wiretap, you would have to have for the use of a drone. This has the potential to be a huge invasion.”

Check out this Privacy4Patriots blog to learn about a variety of ways that are being used to spy on U.S. citizens.

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