Many questions, few answers as Capitol Hill weighs drones, privacy

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The industry also has addressed the privacy question by adopting a voluntary “code of conduct” last year, which called on operators to act responsibly.

Michael Toscano, the group’s president and CEO, also appeared before the Judiciary Committee on Wednesday and assured skeptical lawmakers that drones are already bound by existing law. Anyone who uses a drone to peek through someone’s window, he said, is already breaking the law.

“It is important to recognize the robust legal framework already in place, rooted in the Fourth Amendment to our Constitution and decades of case law,” he said. “Just like with any technology, those who abuse it should be held accountable.”

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