FAA Expands Drone Use Despite Privacy Concerns

Law360, New York (May 15, 2012, 8:09 PM EDT) -- The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday made it easier for law enforcement agencies to obtain licenses to operate unmanned drones, expanding the technology's use despite privacy concerns raised by lawmakers and advocacy groups.

The FAA Modernization and Reform Act — which was passed in February and requires the agency to fully integrate government, commercial and recreational drones into U.S. airspace by October 2015 — imposed a May 14 deadline for the FAA to take the interim step of expediting the certificate of waiver or authorization process...
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