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Lawmaker Releases Draft Drone Privacy Bill

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

August 2, 2012

Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) has released a draft bill that would require drone operators and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to meet privacy standards, The Hill reports. The bill would mandate that operators disclose what information is collected and how it’s used; law enforcement develop data minimization procedures, and the FAA consider privacy issues in its rule-making process for distributing commercial drone operating licenses. Markey said “just because a company soon will be able to register a drone license shouldn’t mean that company can turn it into a cash register by selling consumer information.”
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