THE FEAR OF DRONES: PRIVACY AND UNMANNED AIRCRAFT
The United States is preparing to integrate Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the national
airspace. It is expected that UAS will be able to serve the needs of both public and private sector
interests. The use of UAS by law enforcement agencies has caused many Americans to express
concern about how this new technology may affect privacy rights. Several states have enacted
laws limiting or prohibiting the use of UAS by state or local governmental agencies.