Whilst many people have heard about Drones in terms of their military applications, the concept of micro drones and their use in civilian settings is not quite so well known.

It appears that the surveillance capability that technologies like Drones provide, are edging their way into more social environments. That may or may not be a good thing. The questions are always around potential implications, especially in area such as personal privacy. Are our current laws able to deal with new forms of ‘privacy breaches’?

It’s now possible to have a camera equipped micro-drone for around $50 and depending on your desired filming requirements or range of operations, prices and complexity of a drone increase from there.

This audio is of Center For Australian Foresight co-founder Marcus Barber discussing Privacy and Micro-Drones with ABC Darwin’s Vicki Kerrigan – Micro Drones & Your Privacy.

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