And now….robot-tunas

My last post about robot planes proved to be prescient. Not only should Canadians be concerned about the privacy and legal implications of surveillance by unmanned drones, it appears the authorities may also be playing peekaboo with our underwater activities.

That’s right – the US Department of Homeland Security has invented a robot tuna (they prefer the much sexier term BIOswimmer) which can swim about underwater and monitor harbours, bridges and so on.

Robot Tuna

Now, since Canada is surrounded on three sides by water, robot tunas might make some sense. But we should have a made-in-Canada solution: robot beavers.

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I'm an cybersecurity, data protection and privacy lawyer lawyer at the Toronto law firm of McCarthy Tetrault. When not writing here, I am writing restaurant reviews for Precedent legal magazine or using the backs of restaurant napkins to work out the odds of whether I can be replaced by an artificially intelligent machine (this week's odds are 70:30).
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