The article “Are Drones Watching You?” provides a nice summary of U.S. case law regarding aerial surveillance with links to the cases.
By Jennifer Lynch, EFF, January 10, 2012
Today, EFF filed suit against the Federal Aviation Administration seeking information on drone flights in the United States. The FAA is the sole entity within the federal government capable of authorizing domestic drone flights, and for too long now, it has failed to release specific and detailed information on who is authorized to fly drones within US borders.
For full text of the article, visit Are Drones Watching You? | Electronic Frontier Foundation.
- Who Is Flying Unmanned Aircraft in the U.S.? (eff.org)
- The Drone as Privacy Catalyst (Standford Law Review)
- Protecting Privacy from Aerial Surveillance: Recommendations for Government Use of Drone Aircraft (ACLU, December 2011)
- Watch Out for Drones, A.C.L.U. Warns (bits.blogs.nytimes.com)
- ACLU Report on Domestic Drones Finds Need for New Privacy Protections (yubanet.com)
Thanks to Kevin Pomfret for passing this along.
M. Ryan Calo, Standford Law Review, December 12, 2011, 64 Stan. L. Rev. Online 29
Associated today with the theatre of war, the widespread domestic use of drones for surveillance seems inevitable. Existing privacy law will not stand in its way. It may be tempting to conclude on this basis that drones will further erode our individual and collective privacy. Yet the opposite may happen. Drones may help restore our mental model of a privacy violation. They could be just the visceral jolt society needs to drag privacy law into the twenty-first century. …
For full text of the article, visit The Drone as Privacy Catalyst – Stanford Law Review.
- Domestic Surveillance Drones Could Spur Tougher Privacy Laws (yro.slashdot.org)
- The Future Of Drones In America (forbes.com)
- Drones: Coming soon over a home near you? (usnews.msnbc.msn.com)
- Could Domestic Surveillance Drones Spur Tougher Privacy Laws? (spectrum.ieee.org)