Groups, Public Petition FAA Over Drone Use
SURVEILLANCE—U.S.February 29, 2012
The signing of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill including provisions that would increase the use of drones by public and private entities has prompted privacy advocates and the public to petition the FAA to address privacy threats associated with the practice, reports Government Security News. "The privacy threat posed by the deployment of drone aircraft in the United States is great. The public should be given the opportunity to comment on this development," says the petition, signed by more than 100 parties including the Electronic Privacy Information Center.