The 2012 U.S. Drone Census: Help the EFF and MuckRock track domestic drone deployments
Fly and Be Counted
How many drones are being deployed by agencies across the United States? How many local police departments are planning on using them to patrol street corners, and how many state disaster preparedness agencies are studying their use for emergency response? And how are all these agencies – from the tiniest towns to the most populous of states – planning on regulating drones to prevent abuse?
Today, the public doesn’t have these answers, but with you can change that. The Electronic Frontier Foundation and MuckRock have partnered to create a national project that helps anyone openly file and track public records requests which can answer just these questions, providing spot checks across America on which agencies and departments are planning, deploying or budgeting for drone deployments now or in the future. It’s a national census for government drone usage, and we need your help. It will only take a minute, and can be, if you choose, done anonymously.
And best of all, it’s free.