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).
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.
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