Drones for surveillance

Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm / 22 Aug 2013

Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten wants to expand the use of drones for surveillance purposes. He has introduced a bill that should create “flexible camera surveillance”. Christiaan Alberdingk Thijm comments on BNR news radio and explains that there are still many legal hurdles to take. One of them is the legal obligation of transparency. “People should know when they are being filmed and it should be necessary to film them.”

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