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Fargo, N.D. - The Federal Aviation Administration announced North Dakota as one of six states (AK, NV, NY, TX, and VA) selected to test unmanned aerial surveillance systems in civilian airspace.
"As a test site, North Dakota will be on the cutting edge of drone development and adoption. But any program that employs drone technology must include clear, rigorous and enforceable privacy protections," said Zach Packineau, of the American Civil Liberties Union of North Dakota.
"The use of aerial surveillance technology poses serious and novel threats to personal privacy and the ACLU of North Dakota urges that the test-site inspectors engage in a public and transparent process for developing privacy safeguards, which are mandated by the FAA," said Zach Packineau, of the ACLU of North Dakota.