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Washington State Increases Drone Fleet to 111 Drones

Over only a few years’ time, Washington State Patrol (the Patrol) has built a drone fleet of 111 drones. The Patrol says that it uses these small drones for crash investigations and fatality scenes, and not for surveillance purposes. Detective Sergeant Clint Thomas said that roughly 100 state troopers and detective across the state are … Continue Reading

Massachusetts DOT Seeks to Retain Driver Data from the State Turnpike

The Massachusetts’ State Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has proposed a policy by which they would retain drivers’ speed data for 30 days after it is collected on the Massachusetts Turnpike through its new all-electronic toll stations. MassDOT explains that the speed data must be collected in order to synchronize the new tolling system’s cameras so … Continue Reading

Drone experts say human and machine should be treated the same when it comes to privacy and security

Last week I attended the International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS) in Arlington, Virginia. An “Ethics and Engineering” panel set forth some interesting questions for those individuals and businesses interested in becoming part of the drone community. However, as more and more drones hit the skies, more and more privacy and security concerns arise. … Continue Reading

Privacy Tip #22 – ACLU of California releases practical privacy guidance for businesses

The ACLU of California has published the Third Edition of Privacy & Free Speech: It’s Good for Business a 42 page “roadmap” of how businesses can promote privacy and free speech and be a leader in respecting individuals’ privacy and the right to free speech. The gist is that being a leader in protecting individuals’ privacy … Continue Reading
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