The Drone as Privacy Catalyst

Thanks to Kevin Pomfret for passing this along.

M. Ryan Calo, Standford Law Review, December 12, 2011, 64 Stan. L. Rev. Online 29

Associated today with the theatre of war, the widespread domestic use of drones for surveillance seems inevitable. Existing privacy law will not stand in its way. It may be tempting to conclude on this basis that drones will further erode our individual and collective privacy. Yet the opposite may happen. Drones may help restore our mental model of a privacy violation. They could be just the visceral jolt society needs to drag privacy law into the twenty-first century. …

For full text of the article, visit The Drone as Privacy Catalyst – Stanford Law Review.

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