ACLU Demands Privacy Restrictions On Drone Use In US

Law360, New York (December 15, 2011, 2:01 PM EST) -- Anticipating greater use of drones for surveillance within the U.S., the American Civil Liberties Union called on the federal government Thursday to block law enforcement and other agencies from liberally using the technology without regard for privacy rights.

According to the ACLU, the Federal Aviation Administration is under strong pressure from industry and some lawmakers to open the skies to unmanned aircraft in the U.S. So far, the FAA has only allowed a small number of domestic law enforcement agencies to use drones and has attached...
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