FAA Forum Touches on Drones and Privacy

Some FAA supporters say the agency should only focus on safety, not privacy concerns


The Federal Aviation Administration held its first online drone privacy forum Wednesday afternoon, and a recurring theme emerged — many think the FAA shouldn't be involved in drone privacy at all.

"We shouldn't take the focus of the world's finest aviation safety organization off of safety. We should leave privacy, which is a very important concern, up to [other] agencies," said retired Air ForceMaj. Gen. James O. Poss, a specialist in unmanned aerial systems who now works as a researcher at Mississippi State University.