BILL TO REGULATE DRONES, PROTECT PRIVACY INTRODUCED

November 7, 2013 (Washington D.C.) –The Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act was introduce November 4 in the Senate. “The FAA’s plan falls far short of putting in place the necessary privacy protections for the commercialization of drone use in U.S. airspace,” Senator Ed Markey (D-MA)said in a statement. “This disregard for the need for…

A New Kind of War Is Being Legalized

There’s a dark side to the flurry of reports and testimony on drones, helpful as they are in many ways. When we read that Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch oppose drone strikes that violate international law, some of us may be inclined to interpret that as a declaration that, in fact, drone strikes violate…

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…