House of Drones: UK Lords examine evidence on ‘unlawful’ surveillance aircraft

Reuters / Euan Rocha

The UK’s House of Lords is accepting evidence on the civil use of drones following statements from one of Britain’s leading lawyers, suggesting that the government’s usage of the technology for surveillance is “probably illegal”.

Government officials from the Department for Transport and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills will submit evidence and answer questions relating to their use of drone technology for commercial use, as well as its role in providing national security.

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