Lawmakers Blast FAA For Downplaying Drone Privacy Concerns

Law360, New York (November 30, 2012, 7:37 PM EST) -- The leaders of Congress' bipartisan privacy caucus on Thursday criticized the Federal Aviation Administration for failing to adequately address the potential privacy implications of domestic drone use, as the agency works to expand the use of this aerial surveillance technology to the private sector.

Responding to an inquiry about the use of this technology from Reps. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Joe Barton, R-Texas, the FAA revealed that while it “recognizes that there are privacy concerns “ related to drone operations, its “chief mission is to ensure...
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