In a column for Forbes, privacy expert Ryan Calo writes about the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) roadmap. “As a long time commentator on the domestic use of drones … I was asked about whether the FAA had made any strides in terms of safeguarding privacy and civil liberties,” adding, “My view was that indeed they had, but I couldn’t help but notice other voices … criticizing the FAA’s plan as not going far enough.” For one, Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) wrote the roadmap showed a “disregard for the need for strong and comprehensive privacy safeguards,” and called for legislation. A Law 360 report said the FAA “completely ducked controversial matters of privacy, putting the onus instead on test site operators to develop their own privacy plans and on lawmakers to fill in any gaps.”
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