UAS Proponents Target State Privacy Legislation
By John M. Doyle, Michael Bruno
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
Revelations about U.S. government cybersurveillance and law-enforcement desires to increase the use of UAVs have raised public concerns about intrusions into citizens' privacy. But a growing number of state officials attuned to economic and security benefits from UAVs are working to dispel fears of “Big Brother” government and safeguard civil liberties.
The Aerospace States Association (ASA)—a nonpartisan group of lieutenant governors and appointed delegates from states with commercial or economic interests in aviation and aerospace—has joined with two national state government organizations to create guidelines for states crafting legislation to protect citizens' privacy from UAVs without endangering the nascent industry.