Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

The Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) has released the first operational rules for commercial drones (“Rule”), providing more clarity over the legal operation of such aircraft. Effective late August 2016, the Rule imposes restrictions on the...

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The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) continued its multi-stakeholder engagement process aimed at creating privacy, accountability, and transparency rules for the commercial and private use of unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS” or...

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Even as the use of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), becomes increasingly widespread, there is currently no comprehensive framework governing 1) the use of drones in U.S. airspace and 2) the use of data...

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FAA and White House Release Drone Guidelines

February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the White House on February 15th announced new guidelines on the use of drones in the U.S. The FAA’s proposed rules governing small drones (unmanned aircraft systems or...

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On November 7, the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) released its first annual Roadmap detailing the steps needed to integrate unmanned aircraft systems (more commonly known as drones) into the national airspace.  The Roadmap was required...

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On June 30, 2013, the FISA Court of Review, in a rare order, unsealed the now-declassified fact that Yahoo! was the provider who challenged the constitutionality of the Directives issued under the Protect America Act, the...

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