FAA Will Conduct Privacy Tests With Drones

Don't get excited; they probably want to make sure they're sufficiently intrusive


The FAA indicates that it plans to carry out privacy tests of drone technology as part of a "test site" program mandated by Congress, the agency revealed in a response to two lawmakers seeking information about drone privacy. Reps. Edward J. Markey (D, Mass.) and Joe Barton (R, Texas) released the FAA document yesterday, which was a response to an April letter from the two lawmakers about the agency's efforts to address the privacy concerns surrounding domestic drones.