Drone Privacy Fixes Congress' Domain, FAA Head Says

Law360, New York (January 15, 2014, 8:10 PM EST) -- A Senate panel heard Wednesday that privacy safeguards accompanying the highly anticipated regulatory process to integrate unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace can only come from Congress or state legislatures, not the Federal Aviation Administration.

Speaking to the Senate Commerce Committee, FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta reiterated that the agency does not have any regulatory authority relating to the protection of privacy from commercial or government drones’ surveillance capabilities and was mostly limited to gathering information on the privacy implications of UAS from its half-dozen...
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