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Recipient Name: Queen's University, Surveillance Studies Centre
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Date: 2013-06-13
Value: $50,000.00
Type: Contribution
Purpose: The Surveillance Studies Centre (SSC) at Queen’s University will research the development and privacy implications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, also known as “drones”). The study comprises four parts: a brief historical study of UAV development and its rapidly expanding use in military and civilian contexts; an inventory of the privacy-sensitive aspects of UAV development in the private sector compared with the public sector; an analysis of the marketing materials of Canadian companies involved in the manufacture and sale of UAVs; and an investigation of knowledge and public opinion on UAVs in Canada and elsewhere.
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