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UAS, A Growing Part of the Oil and Gas Industry

As the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS or as they are more commonly called, drones) continues to rapidly increase as technology continues to develop, more and more industries will utilize UAS in their day-to-day...more

Connecticut Governor appoints State Cybersecurity Czar

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy recently appointed Democrat Arthur H. House the state’s first cybersecurity czar. House moves into the role after serving as the chairman of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority for the past four...more

FAA Proposes Framework of Regulations For Small-Scale Commercial Drones

by Carlton Fields on

On Feb. 15 the Federal Aviation Administration released its long-awaited proposed framework for regulating small-scale commercial drones, which weigh less than 55 pounds.1 In its proposal, the FAA made explicitly clear that...more

Water District Case Clarifies California Public Records Act Exemption for Utility Customers

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

“Customer” Includes a Business or Corporation, Judge Rules - The Public Records Act exempts from required disclosure the identities of commercial, as well as individual, utility customers, according to a recent...more

Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Oil and Gas Operations—Q and A

by K&L Gates LLP on

The desire to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in commercial operations is steadily building. A wide variety of businesses would like to use these devices to improve efficiency and safety, and reduce costs. One field that...more

Smart Grid Technology Implicates New Privacy Concerns

The smart grid is an advanced metering infrastructure made up of “smart meters” capable of recording detailed and near-real time data on consumer electricity usage. That data would then be sent to utilities through a...more

Information and Privacy Commissioner Collaborates with U.S. Utility

by Dentons on

The Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner and San Diego Gas & Electric (“SDG&E”) have released a white paper on the collaboration of SDG&E and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner regarding privacy...more

CFTC and FTC Sign MOU Regarding Sharing of Non-Public Information

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate the sharing of non-public information between the agencies in connection with...more

Comments Of The Electronic Privacy Information Center (et al., ) To The National Institute of Standards and Technology on Docket...

EPIC, Coalition and Experts Champion Privacy Safeguards for Smart Grid Data EPIC, members of the Privacy Coalition, and privacy and security experts urged a federal agency to establish safeguards for Smart Grid systems...more

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