FAA Wrong To Exclude Privacy From Drone Rules, Group Says

Law360, New York (February 28, 2017, 8:15 PM EST) -- The Electronic Privacy Information Center on Tuesday doubled down on its challenge to the Federal Aviation Administration’s failure to address privacy risks in a final rule for commercial drone use, telling the D.C. Circuit that the exclusion contradicted congressional intent and the agency’s own acknowledgment of importance of these issues.

Building on a petition for review that it lodged with the appellate court in August, EPIC in its 65-page opening brief argued that the agency's refusal to include privacy safeguards in a rule finalized in June that paved the way for certain commercial uses of small unmanned aircraft systems, which are commonly known...

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