Nova Scotia rolls out the police state: RCMP buys drones, expert highlights privacy concerns

Police drones will soon be whirring through Nova Scotia’s skies.

They will be outfitted with thermal cameras and a video camera that can stream live images back to the operator steering the drone with a remote control.

One privacy expert warns that drones could be used in intrusive ways, such as filming through a house window.

“There really are very few limits on what law enforcement can do with respect to tracking, particularly in places that are publicly visible,” said McInnes Cooper lawyer David Fraser.

He said people might have concerns about drones with infrared cameras flying over neighbourhoods looking for marijuana grow-ops, which give off heat.

Source: http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1177077-nova-scotia-rcmp-to-get-drones

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