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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Essay

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There are many interpretations of the word, “privacy”, just as there are many different types of privacy, all of which can be a contradiction at times. Discussions and steps to ensure one’s privacy can be seen all the way back to the Bill of Rights to today’s HIPPA Act. The age of technology has put one’s privacy in jeopardy at all times. Taking a look from a different aspect of privacy, the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) more commonly known as Drones, in the name of safety and security is bringing up some valid questions and concerns about a citizen’s privacy. The fourth amendment reads, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated,…show more content…
A neighbor of the Brossarts had noticed some of his cows went missing after a limb had fallen on his fence allowing the cows to escape, after following the cow’s tracks, he located them corralled within is neighbor’s property. After approaching the neighbor about coming back with a trailer to pick up the cows, the neighbor, Brossard, told the owner he would have to buy the cows back. The owner then contacted the local Sheriff office and explained the situation, the owner also provided proof of ownership of the cows. After attempts were made by the Sheriffs office to get the Brossarts to release the cows to the rightful owner with no success, Border Patrol offered the use of a UAV (drone) for surveillance. After surveillance was concluded the Sheriffs office arrived at the property to retrieve the cattle. The defendant, Mr. Brossart appealed to have the charges against him dismissed on the grounds of not having a warrant to use the UAV, the presiding judge denied the appeal because he felt there was no misuse of an UAV and it was determined the video has no bearing on the
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