Massive Potential Of Drones Could Be Undermined By Federal Regulators

The Daily Caller reviews Marc Scribner's paper on drone regulations.

Regulators and legislators looking to curtail the use of civilian drones could be losing out big on an economic boom, according to a new report from the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

Drones offer a huge opportunity to improve the way Americans work and live, but they could be stifled by “misguided, misinformed privacy and operating concerns.”

CEI alleges that much of the media hype surrounding drones invading people’s privacy are based on “factual inaccuracies.” In fact, there already exists a number of mechanisms for people to settle their grievances if they believe their privacy has been invaded by unmanned aircraft systems.

CEI concludes that any further regulation of drones is unnecessary and would most likely put excessive costs on an industry with massive potential.