U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced legislation Dec. 18 to establish privacy safeguards regarding the use of drones in the U.S. airspace.
The bill prohibits the FAA from issuing a drone license unless the applicant makes a disclosure about the kind of data the aircraft will collect, who will operate it, and whether the information will be sold to third parties.
“The Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act will ensure strong personal privacy protections and public transparency measures are in place at the beginning of the use of this new technology, not as an afterthought,” said Markey. He previously told POLITICO he would introduce the bill at the beginning of the next Congress.