Archive: August 7, 2015

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NTIA Hosts First Meeting On UAS Privacy; Section 333 Exemption Grants Continue To Rise

NTIA Hosts First Meeting On UAS Privacy; Section 333 Exemption Grants Continue To Rise

By Tom DeCesar, Ed Fishman, Jim Insco and Marty Stern

On August 3th, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration held the first in a series of “multi-stakeholder meetings” among participants in the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, a.k.a. drones) industry to help create possible industry guidelines on privacy, transparency, and accountability issues.  As we discussed here, the meetings are being held pursuant to President Obama’s February 15, 2015 Presidential Memorandum.  The purpose of the first meeting was to discuss high-priority issues to be addressed during the process, and logistics regarding the best way to address the issues – including through the establishment of working groups and concrete goals.  Future meetings have been scheduled for September 24th, October 21st, and November 20th.

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