Wary DC Circ. Grills FAA On Access To Drone Policy Advice

By Khorri Atkinson (May 12, 2020, 8:56 PM EDT) -- Two D.C. Circuit judges on Tuesday voiced skepticism of the Federal Aviation Administration's argument that a privacy watchdog has no right to demand records on drone policy recommendations to the agency's Drone Advisory Committee.

A three-judge panel is examining a request by the Washington, D.C.-based privacy advocacy group Electronic Privacy Information Center to overturn a district court's February 2019 order that the Federal Advisory Committee Act does not apply to documents produced by a subcommittee of the DAC, which comprises a cross-section of drone industry stakeholders, researchers and academics.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center has taken issue with the FAA's overall approach to...

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