Could privacy concerns delay, or derail, plans to open airspace to civil unmanned aircraft?
In February, when Congress directed the FAA to open national airspace to civil unmanned aerial systems (UAS) by the end of 2015, it unleashed a flurry of regulatory and industry activity—and unlocked a closet of public and political concerns over how these systems could be used domestically. The focus is on whether use of UAS by law enforcement threatens individual privacy. Already Congress has moved to place limits on government use of UAS. An amendment by Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.) ...
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