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EPIC to FAA: Establish Privacy Standards for Drone Use

Posted By admin On April 24, 2013 @ 4:10 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

EPIC [1]
April 24, 2013

EPIC has submitted comments [2] to the Federal Aviation Administration, urging the agency to mandate minimum privacy standards for drone operators.

In 2012, Congress told [3] the Agency to implement a comprehensive plan to integrate drones into the National Airspace. Shortly after, EPIC, joined by over 100 other organizations, experts, and members of the public, petitioned [4] the agency to address privacy in the integration process. EPIC’s petition noted, “drones greatly increase the capacity for domestic surveillance.”

In February 2013, the Agency responded [5] to EPIC’s petition,announcing [6] it would “address [privacy issues] through engagement and collaboration with the public.”

As a result, the FAA published a Notice [7] with proposed privacy requirements for drone operators. EPIC recommended that the FAA mandate the proposed privacy standards, which are based on Fair Information Practices, and maintain a public database of all drone operators.

For more information, see EPIC: Domestic Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Drones [8].


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[1] EPIC: http://epic.org/2013/04/epic-to-faa-establish-privacy.html

[2] comments: http://epic.org/privacy/drones/EPIC-Drones-Comments-2013.pdf

[3] told: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/toGPObss/http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-112publ95/pdf/PLAW-112publ95.pdf

[4] petitioned: http://epic.org/privacy/drones/FAA-553e-Petition-03-08-12.pdf

[5] responded: http://epic.org/privacy/drones/DOT-UAS-Privacy-Issues-Letter.pdf

[6] announcing: https://faaco.faa.gov/index.cfm/announcement/view/13143

[7] Notice: http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=FAA-2013-0061-0001

[8] EPIC: Domestic Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Drones: http://epic.org/privacy/drones/

[9] EPIC to Congress: Protect Privacy Against Drone Surveillance: http://www.prisonplanet.com/epic-to-congress-protect-privacy-against-drone-surveillance.html

[10] EPIC Petitions Government to Suspend Drone Surveillance Program: http://www.prisonplanet.com/epic-petitions-government-to-suspend-drone-surveillance-program.html

[11] EPIC FOIA – US Drones Intercept Electronic Communications and Identify Human Targets: http://www.prisonplanet.com/epic-foia-us-drones-intercept-electronic-communications-and-identify-human-targets.html

[12] FAA: Drone Operators Have Zero Privacy Obligations: http://www.prisonplanet.com/faa-drone-operators-have-zero-privacy-obligations.html

[13] EPIC Obtains DHS Body Scanner Training Manuals, New Questions About Absence of Privacy Safeguards: http://www.prisonplanet.com/epic-obtains-dhs-body-scanner-training-manuals-new-questions-about-absence-of-privacy-safeguards.html

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