Joel Edward Roberson

Joel Edward Roberson

Holland & Knight LLP

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Policy Minute: Drone Testing Program Takes Flight, Journalists at Controls [Video]

Drone Law Team member Joel Roberson discusses the new hands-on drone testing program for members of the media and the potential implications of proceeding with the use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for news...more


FAA Proposes Commercial Drone Rules As White House Issues Executive Order - Pending Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Rules Would...

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 for the commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly referred to as...more

2/18/2015 - Drones Executive Orders FAA NPRM Privacy Concerns Public Comment Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Data Breach Legislative Debate Begins Today at the House Energy & Commerce Committee

On Tuesday, the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing entitled "What are the Elements of Sound Data Breach Legislation?" This hearing was the first of the new Congress to...more

1/28/2015 - Data Breach Federal Breach Notification Standard Gramm-Leach-Blilely Act HIPAA Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Sarbanes-Oxley

2015 State of the Union: Cyber, Data and Privacy Issues

President Obama's State of the Union address highlighted the importance of cybersecurity, data security and privacy to his 2015 agenda: "No foreign nation, no hacker, should be able to shut down our networks, steal our...more

1/23/2015 - Barack Obama Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Cybersecurity Data Protection Legislative Agendas Privacy Policy State of the Union Student Digital Privacy Act

White House Takes Action on Data Breach, Cybersecurity and Privacy; Calls on Congress to Follow Its Lead

2014 has been described as the "Year of the Data Breach." With data breaches, cyber attacks and privacy issues regularly in the news, the White House orchestrated a series of events this week to highlight administration...more

1/14/2015 - Barack Obama CFAA CFPB CISA Cybersecurity Data Breach DHS Executive Orders Legislative Agendas Privacy Policy RICO

House Subcommittee Pushes FAA for Faster Progress on UAS Integration - Proposed Small UAS Rule Expected Before the End of 2014,...

On Dec. 10, members of Congress in a hearing pushed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to quicken the pace of efforts to safely integrate unmanned aerial systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones, into the national...more

12/11/2014 - Airspace Commercial Use DOT Drones FAA Legislative Agendas Unmanned Aircraft Systems

FAA Approves Use of Drones on Movie Sets

On Sept. 25, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved the limited use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), commonly referred to as drones, for film production on some movie sets. Current FAA regulations prohibit...more


Executive Order on Drone Privacy Expected

The Obama Administration informed various sources that President Obama plans to issue an executive order to develop privacy guidelines for using commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) - also referred to as drones....more

7/28/2014 - Drones Executive Orders NTIA Privacy Laws U.S. Commerce Department

Drones in the United States: What Will It Take to Fly?

The civilian use of unmanned aerial technology — UAVs, UASs or drones — is inevitable, and right now, the government is sorting through regulatory, aviation, telecommunications, First Amendment and privacy issues. Given the...more

2/5/2014 - Drones FAA First Amendment Right to Privacy Unmanned Aircraft Systems

White House Issues Cybersecurity Executive Order

The long-awaited cybersecurity executive order (EO), which will ultimately establish national cybersecurity standards for critical infrastructure, was issued by President Obama on February 12, 2013. At the same time, the...more

2/15/2013 - Barack Obama Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework DHS Executive Orders Information Sharing Infrastructure NIST Power Grid Presidential Directives

Obama Issues Long Awaited Cybersecurity Executive Order

On February 12, 2013, President Barack Obama issued the long awaited cybersecurity Executive Order, which will establish national cybersecurity standards for critical infrastructure. This cybersecurity Executive Order was...more

2/13/2013 - Barack Obama Cybersecurity DHS Executive Orders Infrastructure NIST State of the Union

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