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Vermont Rep. calls for domestic drone regulation

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July 15, 2013

Vermont

By Justin Haas

MONTPELIER, Vermont: United States Representative Peter Welch is calling for legislation to protect people's privacy rights from unmanned drones.[1]

Welch said, "Drone licenses are going to explode. The Federal Aviation Administration ... may be issuing up to 20,000 private licenses for the use of drones."[1]

The legislation Welch is sponsoring would require private organizations to apply for a permit to use a drone and make the data collected by the drone available for public use.[1]

Welch also said, "The goal here is to make certain that as we have this new technology that has a capacity to do good, (it) does not compromise the privacy rights that Vermonters and American citizens have."[1]

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