Aerial drones have launched into recreational and commercial popularity in recent years. As a result, they have also flown into some legal grey areas. This presentation examines the emerging implications of the use of drones for surveillance. In particular, it considers what the proliferation of this technology means for expectations of privacy in public spaces, and what this says about our current legal understanding of privacy. Drones expose shortcomings in the North American jurisprudence, but can also help us identify the foundations upon which to develop a more robust understanding of privacy in public space.
A light lunch will be provided. All are welcome.
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