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

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Andrew Shelley

Victoria University of Wellington - School of Economics & Finance, Students ; Andrew Shelley Economic Consulting Ltd; Aviation Safety Management Systems Ltd

Date Written: February 28, 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Shelley, Andrew, Application of New Zealand Privacy Law to Drones (February 28, 2016). Policy Quarterly, 12(2):73-79, May 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2707883

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