Tag Archives: drone

Is there a Way to Monetize Commercial Drone Data?

By the end of the year, it is estimated that there will be about 600,000 commercial drones operating in the United States. U.S. Transportation Secretary, Anthony Foxx says, “We are in one of the most dramatic periods of change in the history of transportation.” From agricultural to infrastructural surveying to package delivery and even firefighter … Continue Reading

Texas resident makes claims that Texas drone law is unconstitutional

Last week, Texas resident Manuel Flores filed suit in Texas challenging the constitutionality of the state’s drone surveillance law. His suit claims that the law treats approximately one million residents categorically differently from those in the rest of the state. The Texas drone law at issue here, Section 423.002(a)(14) of the Texas Government Code, states that … Continue Reading

FAA announces streamlined drone registration process

On Monday, December 14, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced a “user-friendly” online aircraft registration system for owners of drones (or more officially called “small unmanned aircrafts”) that weigh more than 0.55 pounds but less than 55 pounds. This registration is a statutory requirement that applies to all types of aircrafts. Anyone who has owned … Continue Reading

First meeting of drone privacy stakeholders; will it result in any privacy guidelines?

In a previous post, we discussed the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) proposed drone regulations, and now, on August 3, 2015, the first drone privacy stakeholder meeting ensued in Washington, D.C., led by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). NTIA director, John Verdi, told media that the goal of this first meeting was to develop … Continue Reading
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