"The problem isn't UAS. The problem is data. If people are concerned that they don't have protections under the Fourth Amendment and they wish to change that, they need to focus their attention on data. It doesn't matter what device is used to collect it," said Stephen Ingley, executive director of the Airborne Law Enforcement Association, a nonprofit group that encourages the use of aircraft in police and public safety operations.
"If the images had been captured by a small UAS they wouldn't be able to use those images. It begs the question: What is it we're being protected from?" he said.