Robot-Sized Gaps in Surveillance Law

Title

Robot-Sized Gaps in Surveillance Law

Editor(s)

Marc Rotenberg, Julia Horwritz & Jeramie Scott

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Description

The past several years have seen a renewed interest in robotics, including by lawmakers. More than a dozen states have one or more robot-specific laws on the books. One of the issues lawmakers are concerned about is privacy. Thus, several states now limit how public or private entities may use drones for surveillance.

That robotics would raise privacy concerns is hardly surprising: robots implicate privacy practically by definition. Robots differ from previous and constituent technologies such as laptops precisely in that they proactively explore the physical world. But, owing to the inability of lawmakers and courts to think more broadly about robotics as a technology, emerging law creates or fails to close certain gaps in privacy law.

Title of Book

Privacy in the Modern Age: The Search for Solutions

ISBN

9781620971079

Publication Date

2015

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publisher

The New Press

City

New York

Disciplines

Law Enforcement and Corrections | Science and Technology Law