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Drone Group Drafts Code of Conduct Citing Public Relations Problem

By:  Joe Wolverton, II
07/05/2012
       
Drone Group Drafts Code of Conduct Citing Public Relations Problem

On Monday a group representing about 7,000 drone manufacturers and operators from government organizations, industry and academia released an industry-wide code of conduct to allay fears of privacy violations.  According to the press release issued by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, describes the code as “a set of guidelines to provide AUVSI members – and those who design, test and operate UAS for public and civil use – with recommendations for their safe, non-intrusive operation.”

On Monday a group representing about 7,000 drone manufacturers and operators from government organizations, industry, and academia released an industry-wide code of conduct to allay fears of privacy violations.

According to the press release issued by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, describes the code as “a set of guidelines to provide AUVSI members — and those who design, test and operate UAS for public and civil use — with recommendations for their safe, non-intrusive operation.”

“We understand as an industry that we’ve got a public relations problem,” Paul McDuffee, a director of the association who helped write the code told the Associated Press.

A public relations problem is a mild — and perhaps callous — way of describing the problem with the proliferation of drones. As readers are aware, the use of these drones has become a popular political issue among constitutionalists and other friends of liberty.

Furthermore, in recent weeks the use of the drones to hunt and kill suspected terrorists believed to be hiding in the mountainous region of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border has caused tension in the relationship between the United States and Pakistan — its erstwhile ally in the “War on Terror.”

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