The proliferation of drones for civilian use has rekindled and complicated privacy and safety concerns. At Lake Meridian Park in Kent, my two daughters were playing on the playground. A group of three people began flying a large drone less than 20 yards from the playground, with a conspicuous camera pointed directly at the play area.
I contacted the police, only to learn that there was nothing wrong with the actions of the drone pilots.
It is true that the right to privacy in public places is practically nonexistent. It is also true that it is legal to photograph children in public places without consent of the parents.
Shouldn't our kids have a right to play in a public space designated primarily for their recreation without having a drone fly over their heads taking their picture? In this case, no laws were broken. Is that right?