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Panel Discusses Domestic Drones and Privacy

Washington, DC
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Brookings Institution hosted a discussion on a bill signed into law in February that opens U.S. Airspace for unmanned aircraft, or drones.

The discussion focused on the privacy, safety and national security implications of unmanned aircraft, including how local law enforcement might use the drones, how to ensure safety in the crowded U.S. airspace and how to prevent use of the aircraft by domestic and international terrorists.

The Panel consisted of Kenneth Anderson, Professor of Law at the Washington College of Law at American University; Catherine Crump, Staff Attorney for the Speech, Privacy & Technology Project of the ACLU; Paul Rosenzweig, a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation; and John Villasenor, Professor of Electrical Engineering at UCLA.

Updated: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 3:41pm (ET)

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