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Police, the BBC and even a golf business are among 130 organisations which can fly drones in UK… and experts say numbers will rise

Publisher: 
Daily Mail
Publication date: 
26-Jan-2013
Author(s): 
Kerry McDermott
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Eric King, head of research at campaign group Privacy International, told the Guardian the increasing use of drones by private and public organisations posed a 'unique' set of problems.

He said the CAA needed to consider more than just health and safety issues when deciding whether to grant a licence to operate drone technology.

'We need new regulation to ensure privacy and other civil liberties are also being taken into account during the decision-making process,' he said.