In case you’ve been asleep at the wheel, everybody thinks they need drones these days: Amazon, your local police department, the pizza delivery guy, the neighbor kid, his dad, everybody. All of these drones will be equipped with surveillance technology such as cameras, microphones, GPS and RFID.
If you think red light and speed cameras are bad, you’re in for a treat. At least with the speed cameras, you can avoid that section of town if you really want to. Once these drones are in the air, privacy as we know it will die. The FAA needs to step up and address this quickly which unfortunately is not likely to happen. In the meantime, local jurisdictions will attempt to implement their own enforcement rules. That might even be worse than the feds.