The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a San Francisco-based free-speech advocacy group, filed suit against the FAA last year to force the agency to reveal the identities of drone operators.

“I don’t think the FAA should be increasing the number of drone flights until they at least release the information on who is flying drones already,” Jennifer Lynch, a foundation staff attorney, said in a phone interview today.

The FAA released names last month of agencies that had applied to fly drones. It has not provided any additional details about the restrictions it imposes and how those drones are used, Lynch said.

Monday, May 14, 2012
Bloomberg Businessweek

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