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EPIC’s Standing Questioned in FAA Case

On January 25, 2018, oral arguments were heard in Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) v. the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) case by a D.C. Circuit panel. The court questioned EPIC’s standing to contest the FAA’s regulations, which cover all Americans; EPIC alleges that the FAA’s omission of privacy safeguards in its small unmanned aerial systems … Continue Reading

Federal Court Rules that FEC Cybersecurity Study is Exempt from FOIA Disclosure

Last week, a D.C. federal judge ruled that an investigative reporter was not entitled to a 2014 cybersecurity study performed by an outside vendor detailing vulnerabilities in the Federal Election Commission’s information technology infrastructure. David Levinthal made a Freedom of Information Act request in July 2015 contending that the study was essential to aid the … Continue Reading

FAA Holds First Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team Meeting

The first meeting of the Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team (UAST) was held on October 18-19 in Washington, D.C. This team was first announced back in August by Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta at the White House Drone Day. This team includes a wide variety of stakeholders from drone aviation industries and government stakeholders. … Continue Reading

Extra, Extra, Read All About it, News-Gathering Drones Increasingly Hitting the Skies

Since the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) started allowing commercial drone operations, media organizations have moved quickly to get their own news-gathering drones in the skies. Recently, Sinclair Broadcast Group (Sinclair) (operator of 173 television stations across the U.S.) announced that it was going “all in” on its news-gathering drone fleet. Sinclair plans to have 80 … Continue Reading

MedStar Health newest healthcare victim of cyber-attack

MedStar Health has announced that it has shut down its electronic medical record system after confirming that it has been struck with malware. MedStar indicated that it doesn’t yet know whether the virus is ransomware similar to other recent attacks against health care entities, but that no protected health information has been compromised. MedStar, which … Continue Reading
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