Court ruling blocks French drones for curfew enforcement
La Quadrature du Net and La Ligue des Droits de l’Homme have won a ruling from the Conseil d’État, France’s highest administration court, making drones equipped with cameras and flying low enough to detect individuals by their clothing or a distinctive sign illegal. During the lockdown, French police having been using hundreds of drones to monitor and capture images of people in the stret who may not be respecting the lockdown rules, as well as to broadcast audio sanitation instructions.
Writer: La Quadrature du Net
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