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ID:

725

Date:

2014-04-30

Headline:

How the FAA Grounds Freedom of Information Requests About Drones

Reporter's name:

Shawn Musgrave

Delay/denial:

Yes

Lawsuit:

Yes

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

VICE News

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) used FOIA to request information about the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) list of government agencies which had applied for waivers to fly drones in domestic airspace, but even after a pair of lawsuits confirmed EFF’s right to the information, the FAA has repeatedly deflected inquiries about current application information.

Notes:

EFF juxtaposed the information it obtained with that released elsewhere in a February 2013 analysis, “Just How Many Drone Licenses Has the FAA Really Issued?” (https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/02/just-how-many-drone-licenses-has-faa-really-issued), though it noted that the FAA has also admitted that the list it submitted to Congress did not include classified drone applications.

Keywords:

Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, drones, unmanned aerial vehicles, UAVs, aircraft, airspace, Electronic Frontier Foundation, EFF

URL:

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/how-the-faa-grounds-freedom-of-information-requests-about-drones


Agencies:

FAA
FBI

States:

DC

Categories:

air safety
FOIA
technology


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