Privacy Group Goes After DOT For Info On Drone Licenses

Law360, New York (January 12, 2012, 7:48 PM EST) -- The Electronic Frontier Foundation sued the U.S. Department of Transportation on Tuesday, seeking the public release of a list of all private and government parties that have been licensed to use surveillance drones within the U.S.

The EFF warns that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has used drones for border surveillance and sometimes loans the drones to local law enforcement, leading to a creeping surveillance state that could erode the privacy of ordinary Americans. The complaint, filed in California federal court, alleges the DOT stonewalled...
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