MoI slaps curbs on cam­era drones

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KUWAIT:

Re­mote con­trolled drones with built-in cam­eras will no longer be al­lowed to fly over per­sonal prop­er­ties, In­te­rior Min­istry Un­der­sec­re­tary Sulaiman AlFahd said yes­ter­day. He said drones with cam­eras at­tached to them have hov­ered over houses, mil­i­tary com­pounds and other sen­si­tive lo­ca­tions, which is strictly pro­hib­ited. Those found com­plicit in such un­law­ful ac­tiv­i­ties could face ei­ther three years in jail or a max­i­mum fine of KD 3,000. Fahd also stressed the need to get the min­istry’s con­sent be­fore op­er­at­ing these drones, which are typ­i­cally seen at wed­dings and other joy­ous oc­ca­sions, high­light­ing the fact that these drones have re­cently been used for il­licit ac­tiv­i­ties. Fahd noted the drones rep­re­sent an en­croach­ment of per­sonal pri­vacy and a fla­grant vi­o­la­tion of state laws, warn­ing that se­cu­rity forces re­serve the right to down all drones spot­ted with­out proper per­mits by any means pos­si­ble.

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