No Privacy Protection From Drones

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Drones are being used in war, and now they're being used in the US too. Imagine you're outside having a good time with your family, and you look up - and there's a camera recording your every move. Drones make this possible. The model airplanes or helicopters can have cameras on them. Some sell for as cheap as 50 bucks.

But the technology is so new, Elon law professor David Levine says there are no laws to protect your privacy.

"The main reason you see regulation slow to move is because people aren't aware of the issue. And if they are aware of the issue, they don't understand what the technology is. And then assuming they understand that there's an issue of what the technology is, writing regulations that would address those concerns is a third challenge," he said.

While your privacy isn't protected yet, the FAA has come up with some general guidelines for safety of drones. Starting this summer hobbyists -- or people using drones for fun -- must keep their drones within sight, avoid other aircraft and notify air traffic control when flying within five miles of an airport.

Right now drones cannot be used for commercial use -- like filming a movie or even news coverage. The FAA expects to have more detailed laws about commercial drone use by September of next year.


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