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Rep. Edward Markey introduces privacy bill aimed at government spy drones

Steve Watson | Infowars.com | Mar 20, 2013

A Democratic Congressman is pushing legislation that would see strict privacy measures enacted to protect Americans becoming sitting targets for government “spying robots.”

Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey, who co-Chairs the Bi-Partisan Congressional Privacy Caucus, reintroduced legislation he first put forth last year to ensure constitutional protections are maintained in the face of the huge expansion in the use of drones by law enforcement and government agencies.

Markey’s Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act (DAPTA) would require privacy protection provisions relating to data collection and minimization, disclosure, warrant requirements for law enforcement, and enforcement measures in the licensing and operation of drones.

“As drones increasingly fill our skies, Americans must be afforded a level of privacy and protection from these aerial technologies,” said Rep. Markey.

“My drone privacy bill provides transparency on the domestic use of drone aircraft and adds privacy protections that ensure this technology cannot be used to endlessly watch Americans.” The Congressman added.


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Michael Nystrom's picture


Thanks Tom. Markey represents my district, and he's running for Kerry's open Senate seat.

He's the man.

Thanks for a bump Michael

Thanks for the info.
I wish there were more folks like him in high office not being afraid to stand tall for civil liberties (whatever is left of them).

Thanks also for front paging an article on YAL by Raimondo.
He is one of my favorite writers (although I don't always agree with all he says).

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