Kayne West makes surprisingly valid point about privacy and drones

Rapper Kanye West isn't always known for making sense. Most recently, West compared being a celebrity to the fight for civil rights in the 1960s. "Celebrities [are] being treated like blacks were in the '60s, having no rights, and the fact that people can slander your name," said West. Surprisingly, the rapper's latest outcry actually raises a valid concern.

By Alex Choros

Rapper Kanye West isn't always known for making sense. Most recently, West compared being a celebrity to the fight for civil rights in the 1960s. "Celebrities [are] being treated like blacks were in the '60s, having no rights, and the fact that people can slander your name," said West. Surprisingly, the rapper's latest outcry actually raises a valid concern.

Gossip website TMZ obtained a transcript of West's deposition from a lawsuit he was involved in, following a physical a confrontation with a paparazzi. The deposition revealed West has a fear of paparazzi using drones to photograph his family's private life.

In his deposition, West asked the photographer's lawyer, "Is your daughter stalked by like drones? Are there drones flying when she's trying to learn how to swim at age one?".

West also expressed concerns about the ability of paparazzi to effectively control the unmanned aerial vehicles. "Wouldn't you just like to teach your daughter how to swim without a drone flying?," said West, "What happens if a drone falls right next to her? Would it electrocute her?"

A report recently released by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs recommended that Australian privacy law needs to be updated to take potential privacy breaches by remotely piloted aircraft into account. The report noted that Australian privacy law was limited in the protection currently offered against invasive use of drones on a federal level.

Sources: TMZ, ZDNet

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