January 17, 2022

Drones: Dept. of Homeland Security Publishes Best Practices for Protecting Privacy, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Programs

Released publicly today by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS).

From DHS:

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS or Department) Unmanned Aircraft Systems Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties Working Group has published best practices to assist government agencies in building unmanned aircraft system programs founded on strong privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties protections.

These best practices [and embedded below] outline privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties practices to consider before initiating an unmanned aircraft program.  They are based on the DHS Fair Information Practice Principles and civil rights and civil liberties protections.  These recommendations reflect the Department’s considerable experience operating unmanned aircraft systems in securing the Nation’s borders and supporting communities during natural disasters and emergencies.

While primarily intended for DHS and its local, state, and federal government partners and grantees, the private sector may also find these best practices valuable and instructive in creating unmanned aircraft system programs.

Note: If you check the title of the document (not the file name) in properties  it shows, “pages_Redacted.pdf.”  However, we did not see any info about the amount material redacted or specifically, black-out marks in the document itself.

Drones: Best Practices for Protecting Privacy, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in Unmanned Aircraft System…

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.