August 13, 2012
In this article posted on August 9, 2012, a Private Investigator in a letter written to AUVSI in response to their recently drafted “Code of Conduct”, expresses doubt about AUVSI’s sincerity regarding surveillance and privacy.
The AUVSI which stands for Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International is “the world’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to unmanned systems.” Link
James Pollock, the President of Bulldog Investigations & Security, LLC. writes;
Quite a few AUVSI members are interested in these technologies from a reconissance standpoint. My company wishes to explore the use of ‘drone’ technologies to enhance the effectiveness of private investigation efforts. Other member companies within AUVSI anticipate manufacturing UAS products for sale to law enforcement agencies. The intended purpose of these products no doubt include surveillance.
He seems to be stating the obvious here. Surveillance is what drones do best and to state that “We will respect the privacy of individuals” as the AUVSI has done is hogwash!
Mr. Pollock says that ; “Making such statements strikes me as counter-productive to our intended purpose as an organization.”
At least Mr. Pollock is being honest.
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