FAA Announces Drone "Advisory Committee"

Yesterday FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced that the FAA will establish a Drone Advisory Committee. According to Administrator Huerta, the committee "will help identify and prioritize integration challenges and improvements." Intel CEO Brian Krzanich will chair the committee. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires federal agencies to ensure that advisory committees are “objective and accessible to the public.” EPIC previously criticized the FAA Drone Registration Task Force, which met in secret and includes no consumer groups. EPIC is currently suing the FAA for the secret meeting records of the Registration Task Force. EPIC previously sued the FAA for failing to establish privacy rules for commercial dronesEPIC v. FAA is pending before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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