From the Summary:
House Committee Report 113-91 accompanying the Department of Homeland
Security Appropriations Act, 2014 mandated GAO to review DHS’s Privacy
Office (Privacy Office) and Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
(CRCL) joint review (DHS’s review) of CBP’s unmanned aerial systems
program. House Committee Report 113-91 accompanying the fiscal year 2014
DHS Appropriations Act also mandated CRCL and the Privacy Office to
conduct a review of CBP’s efforts to ensure that CBP’s UAS use (1)
complies with existing law and applicable privacy and civil liberty
standards and (2) is limited to operation along the border and coastal
areas. CRCL and the Privacy Office completed their review and provided
it to GAO on June 12, 2014.
This report examines the extent to which DHS’s review of CBP’s UAS
addressed CBP efforts to (1) ensure compliance with existing privacy and
civil liberty laws and standards and (2) ensure its UAS usage is
limited to border and coastal areas of the United States.
GAO analyzed DHS’s review, CBP policies, and UAS flight data from
fiscal year 2011 through April 2014, covering the time period when all
UAS centers became operational.
Source: U.S. Government Accountability Office
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