NEWS: The Skies Open Up for Drones
On the civilian side, the drone records show how many U.S. law enforcement agencies want to use drones for spying on drug activities in the war on drugs. But some police departments - specifically the Orange County, Fla., sheriff's department and Mesa County, Colo., sheriff - chose to withhold some or most of the information about drone flights by claiming that public information could threaten their police work.
The FAA released the new batch of documents more than a year and a half after the EFF filed its Freedom of Information Act request, but has yet to release more than half of the available drone records. The EFF called that "unacceptable."
"Before the public can properly assess privacy issues raised by drone flights, it must have access to the FAA's records as a whole," the EFF said.
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