Except for Ed Markey, Congressional Privacy Caucus Utterly Silent on Drones

Two congressional caucuses declare their interest in protecting Americans’ freedom from privacy invasions and liberty violations. Congressional Progressive Caucus: “We pledge our unwavering commitment… … To sunset expiring provisions of the Patriot Act and bring remaining provisions into line with the U. S. Constitution. … To protect the personal privacy of all Americans from unbridled…

Help Put A Stop To Warrantless Drones Spying On Americans

U.S. law enforcement is greatly expanding its use of domestic drones for surveillance. Routine aerial surveillance would profoundly change the character of public life in America. Rules must be put in place to ensure that we can enjoy the benefits of this new technology without bringing us closer to a “surveillance society” in which our…

Status of Domestic Drone Legislation in the States

ACLU Updated 10/9/13 We’re currently seeing an unprecedented surge of activity in state legislatures across the country aimed at regulating domestic surveillance drones. (My colleagues Jay Stanley and Catherine Crump have this recent piece detailing the trend.)  Working closely with our lobbyists in state capitols around the country, we have been tracking this activity and…

Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act of 2013HR 1262

H.R. 1262: Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act of 2013 HR 1262 Guidance and limitations regarding the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into United States airspace, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES March 19, 2013 Rep. Edward “Ed” Markey introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and…

Legislation to Promote Transparency, Privacy for Commercial and Government Drone Use

Press Release of Senator Markey Markey Introduces Legislation to Promote Transparency, Privacy for Commercial and Government Drone Use Monday, November 4, 2013 Contact: Giselle Barry (Markey) 202-224-2742 FAA recently gathered public comment on drone privacy policies Washington (November 4, 2013) – With the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continuing its development of rules governing operation of tens…

To amend the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012

Full Title: To amend the FAA MODERNIZATION AND REFORM ACT OF 2012 to provide guidance and limitations regarding the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into United States airspace, and for other purposes. Summary: Library of Congress » Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act of 2013 – Amends the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012…

Concerned Citizens on Drone Testing In San Diego County: Petition for Accountability and Transparency

Concerned Citizens on Drone Testing In San Diego County Petition for Accountability and Transparency We the Citizens of San Diego County in the State of California Require Federal and State Regulations Concerning Safety, Environmental Impact and the Protection of our Rights to Privacy. “We the People” of the State of California DID NOT ‘ENACT Bill…