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Back from the battlefield: domestic drones in the UK

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Reports, analysis and policy
Air Navigation: The Order and the RegulationsCivil Aviation AuthorityJanuary 2010
Autonomous Systems: Opportunities and Challenges for the UKAerospace, Aviation & Defence Knowledge Transfer Network30 June 2012
Background note on the civil use of drones in the UKAll-Party Parliamentary Group on DronesJune 2013
Borderline: The EU's New Border Surveillance InitiativesBen Hayes and Matthias VermeulenJune 2012
Briefing to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on DronesSam Smith (Privacy International)June 2013
Eurodrones, Inc.Ben Hayes, Chris Jones and Eric ToepferFebruary 2014
Freedom from Suspicion: Surveillance Reform for a Digital AgeJUSTICEOctober 2011
Guns, Debt and Corruption: Military spending and the EU crisisFrank SlijperApril 2013
NeoConOpticonBen Hayes2009
Shelling Out: UK Government Spending on Unmanned DronesDrone Wars UKSeptember 2012
Surveillance Camera Code of PracticeUK Home OfficeJune 2013
The Aerial Gaze: Regulating Domestic Drones in the UKLachlan UrquhartMarch 2013
The Manufacture of "Surveillance by Consent"No CCTVMarch 2013
The UK Approach to Unmanned SystemsUK Ministry of DefenceMarch 2011
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Unmanned Aerial Systems BriefingBig Brother WatchJune 2013
Unmanned Aircraft System Operation in UK Airspace - GuidanceCivil Aviation AuthorityAugust 2011
Responses to FOI requests/official documents

Policing

Association of Chief Police Officers of England and Wales (ACPO)
ACPO Unmanned Aerial Systems Steering Group
24 February 2010: Agenda | Minutes 8 June 2010: Agenda | Minutes
15 September 2010: Agenda | Minutes 5 May 2011 Agenda | Minutes
12 October 2011: Agenda | Minutes 16 May 2012: Agenda | Minutes
9 October 2012: Agenda | Minutes 13 June 2013: Agenda | Minutes
29 August 2013: Letter in response to FOI request
ACPO/Home Office
Alan Brooke, ACPO Operational Requirement for UAS
Alan Brooke, Emergency Services Applications
Other documents
Alan Featherstone, Letter requesting information on a single point of contact (SPOC) for UAS, 26 June 2012
Draft terms of reference for police unmanned aerial systems (UAS), undated
Police forces: England
Avon & Somerset
Response to FOI request, 7 November 2013
Compilation of FOI requests and responses, 2012
Chief Office Group Minutes, 25 March 2011
Bedfordshire
Responses to FOI requests: 16 August 2013, 28 December 2012, 6 June 2012, 13 July 2009
Cambridgeshire
Responses to FOI requests: 8 August 2013, 23 October 2012, 31 August 2012, 28 May 2012
Cheshire
Responses to FOI requests: 5 August 2013, 1 November 2012, 7 September 2012, 8 June 2012, 30 January 2012, 13 January 2011
City of London
Response to FOI request, 14 August 2013
Cleveland
Response to FOI request, 16 August 2013
Cumbria
Response to FOI request, 9 August 2013
Derbyshire
Responses to FOI requests: 5 September 2013, 6 August 2013
Devon & Cornwall
Response to FOI request, 12 August 2013
Dorset
Responses to FOI requests: 24 September 2013, undated 2012
Minutes of the force executive board meeting, 11 March 2009
Durham
Response to FOI request, 1 August 2013
Essex
Police Authority/Finance & Audit Committee minutes, 13 February 2012
Finance & Audit Committee minutes: 19 September 2011, 19 May 2008, 17 March 2008
Gloucestershire
Responses to FOI requests: August 2013, November 2012
Greater Manchester
Response to FOI request, August 2013
Hampshire
Responses to FOI requests: 8 September 2013, undated 2012
Hertfordshire
Response to FOI request, 25 July 2013
Humberside
Response to FOI request, 15 August 2013
Kent
Response to FOI request, 16 August 2013
Strategic Independent Advisory Group minutes, 25 January 2010
Lancashire
Response to FOI request, 14 August 2013
Leicestershire
Responses to FOI requests: 13 August 2013, 9 February 2012, 1 January 2011
Lincolnshire
Response to FOI request, 15 August 2013
Merseyside
Responses to FOI requests: 2010 (undated), 2012a (undated), 2012b (undated), 2012c (undated), September 2013, September 2013 additional documents
Business Management Group minutes, 1 January 2009
Metropolitan Police Service
Responses to FOI requests: 2012a (undated), 2012b (undated), 22 August 2013
Norfolk
Responses to FOI requests: January 2011, January 2012, June 2012, December 2013, 14 August 2013
North Yorkshire
Responses to FOI requests: January 2011, May 2012, 11 August 2013
Northamptonshire
Response to FOI request, 11 August 2013
Northumbria
Responses to FOI requests: 7 June 2011, 10 September 2012, 13 December 2013, 1 May 2013, 5 August 2013
Nottinghamshire
Responses to FOI requests: 28 September 2012, 3 January 2013, 7 May 2013, 8 August 2013
South Yorkshire
Responses to FOI requests: 30 January 2012, 1 August 2013
Staffordshire
Responses to FOI requests: 15 August 2013, 18 September 2013
Annual reports: 2009, 2010
Suffolk
Responses to FOI requests: 2011 (undated), 2012 (undated), August 2013
Surrey
Response to FOI request, September 2013
Thames Valley
Response to FOI request, 13 August 2013
Warwickshire
Responses to FOI requests: 2009 (undated), 14 August 2013
West Mercia
Responses to FOI requests: 2011 (undated), 2 August 2013
West Midlands
Response to FOI request, 30 August 2013
West Yorkshire
Responses to FOI requests: 28 August 2009, 24 February 2011, 1 August 2012, 18 October 2012, 18 September 2013
Wiltshire
Response to FOI request: 15 August 2013
Wiltshire and Swindon Local Resilience Forum: Exercise Equinox, 26th and 27th September 2008 debrief report, January 2009
Police forces: Wales
Dyfed-Powys
Responses to FOI requests: 2011 (undated), 2012a (undated), 2012b (undated), 2012c (undated), 14 August 2013
Gwent
Response to FOI request, 7 August 2013
North Wales
Responses to FOI requests: 15 July 2009, 26 January 2011, 5 August 2013
South Wales
Responses to FOI requests: 3 February 2012, 26 June 2012, 20 September 2012, 19 August 2013
Police forces: Scotland
Police Scotland
Response to FOI request, 15 August 2013
Police forces: Northern Ireland
Police Service of Northern Ireland
Responses to FOI requests: 2009 (undated), 2012a (undated), 2012b (undated), 3 September 2013
Police forces: non-geographic
British Transport Police
Responses to FOI requests: 2012 (undated), August 2013
Civil Nuclear Constabulary
Responses to FOI requests: 2012 (undated), 26 July 2013
Port of Dover Police
Response to FOI request, 24 July 2013
National Crime Agency (formerly the Serious Organised Crime Agency)
Tender documents related to SOCA's signing of a contract with Selex Galileo (see report chapter 'Secret surveillance?'):
Border control
South Coast Partnership
Documents released following FOI requests, 2010:
3i project
EU funding: List of the beneficiaries of all calls for proposals cofinanceed by the European Regional DEvelopment Fund (ERDF) through the INTERREG IV A 2 Seas crossborder cooperation Programme, 4 May 2012
3i 'kick off' event, 21 June 2012: program and presentation
Summary of principles, September 2012
Home Office
Response to FOI request, 27 August 2013
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