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New FAA Drone Rules

On June 21, 2016, the FAA issued its long-awaited regulations governing “Small Unmanned Aircraft,” or drone operation.  The regulations allow the use of drones weighing less than 55 pounds, traveling less than 100 mph groundspeed, and up to 400 feet above the ground, for a wide variety of purposes during daylight hours.  The regulations allow … Continue Reading

Drones and their data protection implications: Guidance provided by Article 29 Working Party

The Article 29 Working Party has published an Opinion (01/2015) about the data protection and privacy issues in relation to the utilisation of drones. The Working Party acknowledges the social and economic benefits of drones within the aviation market and the opportunities that could develop for law enforcement agencies, but emphasises that risks and threats … Continue Reading

Into the Future

The oracle of Silicon Valley, Mary Meeker – a partner at Kleiner Perkins – just published her highly anticipated 2015 Internet Trends Report.  Meeker’s report is the ultimate compilation of essential technology statistics, and is one of the most widely read and respected insights into the future of the Internet and technology trends. Encompassing everything … Continue Reading

You Can Do It with a Handheld Camera – Can You Do It with a Drone?

An artist photographed his neighbors through their windows, allegedly without their knowledge.  When the neighbors sued, a New York state court dismissed the case for failure to state a claim.  Now the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division has affirmed that ruling.  Martha G. Foster, et al. v. Arne Svenson, index number 651826/13, in the … Continue Reading

FAA Takes One Small Step Toward Legalizing Commercial Use of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, a.k.a. Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has long been studying the promise and perils of small unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”), a.k.a. drones. The commercial potential of UAS technology is clear. Businesses are eager to use UAS to do everything from covering traffic accidents to taking real estate and wedding photos to delivering small parcels. However, the … Continue Reading
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