Abstract: This case examines the technological, ethical and legal issues surrounding the use of drones in business. Mary McKay, a recent Management Information Systems (MIS) graduate sets up a professional photography and videography business. She gains a leg up on the competition with drone-mounted cameras and live video streaming through the free streaming app, Periscope. While Mary’s star rises, Carl Davis, Mary’s friend from college, gets fired from the local television station for invading the privacy of one of his stories’ subjects. Struggling to make it as a news blogger, Carl hires Mary and her drones to help him report on a scandal in local government. Before Mary knows it, she’s watching an illicit affair unfold through the lens of her drone. Mary must ultimately decide if she’s willing to broadcast the private scene to Carl’s followers.
Keywords: Privacy, Drones, ethical decision making, Live Streaming
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Recommended Citation: Hamilton, L., Harrington, M., Lawrence, C., Perott, R., Studer, S. (2017). Taking the High Road: Privacy in the Age of Drones. Information Systems Education Journal, 15(2) pp 32-39. http://isedj.org/2017-15/ ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of EDSIG 2016)