Jun 3, 2013 at 1:20 pm
Drones…u-a-s…r-p-a’s….they go by many names and grand forks is hoping to make a name for itself with the emerging technology. One of the major public concerns about unmanned aircraft involves privacy issues. The c-e-o of the association for unmanned vehicle systems international says privacy is a valid concern but there are a lot of misperceptions out there. michael toscano says often privacy and technology get lumped together.
toscano says he’s not opposed to privacy legislation but it’s important to understand the benefits of any new technology. he says no one would even considered 50 years ago putting banking information out on the internet or putting private information on facebook.
Grand forks is hoping to become a test sites for integrating unmanned aircraft into the national airspace. The f-a-a is expected to announce the six sites by the end of the year.