All in Internet of Things
This week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Uber is planning to start deploying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS, commonly called drones) for delivery to consumers “as soon as next year and commercially operational in multiple markets by 2021.” There is speculation this initiative could be tied to UberEats, the company’s prepared food delivery business. As excited as we all are for flying burritos in 2019, this latest drone delivery news raises the question: what is taking so long for drone delivery to get off the ground?
NIST hosted a workshop in Austin, Texas on October 16, 2018,launching the process to create a Privacy Framework. The workshop brought together a diverse group of tech industry leaders, government officials, and research and consulting experts to brainstorm on the organization and content of the Privacy Framework. I attended on behalf of Wiley Rein’s Privacy & Security Practice.
On October 5, 2018, the President signed into law the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (the Act), which reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a period of five years and includes numerous substantive provisions related to various segments of the aviation industry, including unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
Federal policymakers have been grappling with many aspects of privacy these days, and this week has already seen two major developments: today’s release of privacy principles by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and yesterday’s roll out of a Privacy Framework process by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Wiley Rein hosted a roundtable luncheon yesterday featuring Maureen Ohlhausen, Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The event, which was kicked off by Wiley Rein’s FTC Regulation Practice Group’s chair, Scott Delacourt, was attended by many clients and leaders in the communications industry.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has released the second edition of its “Integration of Civil Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS) Roadmap.” In addition to providing an update on the FAA’s progress to date, the partnerships and advisory committees it has forged, and identifying key challenges to UAS integration into the NAS, the roadmap details the FAA’s near-term rulemaking and research efforts.