Where’s My Drone Delivery?

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 Kicks Off Development of the Privacy Framework Workshop in Austin

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.  

Podcast: FAA Reauthorization: AUVSI and Wiley Rein’s Three Takeaways for the UAS Industry

In this episode of Wiley Connected, Wiley Rein attorney Sara Baxenberg is joined by Tom McMahon of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, the world’s largest nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems and robotics community, about the FAA Reauthorization bill that passed the Senate this week and is awaiting the President’s signature.