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New Legislation Would Restrict Domestic Drones

By Zack Beauchamp  

"New Legislation Would Restrict Domestic Drones"

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Representative Ed Markey (D-MA) has drafted a bill aimed at ensuring transparency in the use of unmanned aircraft for surveillance inside the United States by requiring FAA oversight and disclosure of how drone operators planned to use the machines. Currently, 106 different government entities are cleared to fly drones at home, and similar use by private organizations is becoming increasingly plausible. Markey worries that there are “no privacy protections or transparency measures in place” that can adequately head off the abuse of this technology.

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