In Court: EPIC Pursues Drone Privacy Safeguards

EPIC has filed an additional brief in EPIC v. FAA. The case follows from an act of Congress requiring a "comprehensive plan" for drone deployment and EPIC's petition, joined by more than 100 hundred experts, that urged the agency to establish drone privacy rules. In the most recent court filing, EPIC challenged the agency's rationale for dismissing the petition. EPIC also argued the FAA improperly ignored privacy concerns in a recent rulemaking on small drones. The FAA conceded that drones, "because of their size and capabilities, may enhance privacy concerns," but still did not propose privacy safeguards. The United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit is expected to hear argument in the case early next year.

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