Lawmaker, GAO Urge Drone Oversight Amid Privacy Concerns

Law360, New York (July 19, 2012, 6:07 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office and a GOP lawmaker on Thursday expressed the need for greater oversight of unmanned aircraft systems in domestic airspace, as government officials and advocacy groups raised privacy concerns regarding the collection and use of surveillance data from the expeditions.

In a report presented at a House Committee on Homeland Security subcommittee investigating the government's use of the aircraft, known commonly as drones, the GAO noted that no federal agency has statutory responsibility to regulate privacy matters relating to the flights and...
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