House Drone Bill Proposes Surveillance Privacy Requirements

Law360, New York (December 19, 2012, 2:06 PM EST) -- Seeking to establish privacy protections for citizens as the government moves closer to dispatching unmanned aircraft systems in the U.S., a senior Democratic lawmaker introduced legislation Tuesday establishing licensing, data collection, disclosure and warrant requirements for law enforcement and other operators.

Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass. put forth his Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act, which would force the Federal Aviation Administration to consider privacy issues in its rulemaking process for drone licenses and requires law enforcement agencies and their contractors to explain how they will limit...
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