Application of New Zealand Privacy Law to Drones
Policy Quarterly, 12(2):73-79, May 2016
7 Pages Posted: 25 Dec 2015 Last revised: 13 May 2016
Date Written: February 28, 2016
The rapid proliferation of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), commonly known as “drones,” has given rise to considerable public concern about privacy and unwelcome surveillance. This paper considers the effectiveness of existing New Zealand privacy torts and privacy legislation in addressing the privacy issues raised by UAS. This article considers practical issues with enforcement and concludes with suggested clarifications to the privacy regulatory framework.
Keywords: drones, UAS, privacy, torts
JEL Classification: K13, K14
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