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Technology and the Courts

Vol. 53 No. 4   November 2014



Courts & Judiciary

Drones: The Coming of Age of a Not-So-New Technology

Today, we are faced with an array of technological advances from computerized research to DNA, to the use of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones. Since their inception in the 1910s, drones have played a prominent role throughout our history. Currently, there are 13 states with laws addressing weaponization, data collection, and other issues. As drone deployment crosses over from military use to private and commercial use, a model act should be created to provide an over-arching road map for the states.

Ethics Column