Can’t Get Public Approval to Buy a Drone? Do it in Private!

Sheriff Ahern decided to spend $97,000 from the county’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Services to buy two small unmanned aerial surveillance devices. Ahern seems to think he hasn’t done anything wrong, since he told the Contra Costa Times: “There's nothing secret about what we've done...This is how our department acquires equipment on a regular basis.”

Country: Global

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: transparency, public opinion, police, procurement, law enforcement, privacy, surveillance, drones, surveillance tools

Posted on Thursday 4 December 2014

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