DOJ Needs Drone Privacy Guidelines, Watchdog Says

Law360, Washington (September 27, 2013, 8:48 PM ET) -- The U.S. Department of Justice lacks an adequate privacy policy for its use of unmanned aerial drones, and its award of grants to law enforcement agencies to purchase their own drones also needs better oversight, a DOJ watchdog said in a report Thursday.

According to the DOJ Office of the Inspector General, despite the use of unmanned drones being seen by various units of the DOJ as analogous to the use of manned aircraft, meaning they do not believe special operational procedures are needed, their technological...
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