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Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - April 2018 #3

Inogen, which manufactures portable oxygen devices, has alerted the Securities and Exchange Commission in a recent filing that it is notifying 30,000 individuals that their personal information was compromised when a hacker...more

EPIC Files Suit to Enforce Transparency Obligations related to U.S. Drone Policy

Last week, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee (Committee) to enforce the open government obligations of the Committee....more

Update On The FAA Reauthorization Bill

On April 13, 2018, the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (Committee) leadership introduced a five-year Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4)...more

Commercial Drone Alliance Asks Congress to Repeal Section 336

The Commercial Drone Alliance (the Alliance) has asked Congress to repeal Section 336 of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Modernization and Reform Act (FMRA) of 2012....more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - April 2018 #2

Pipeline Companies Targeted by Cyber-Attacks - Reports show that U.S. energy companies reported more than 350 cybersecurity incidents to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security between 2011 and 2015. Pipeline companies...more

Announcement of New Alliance for Drone Innovation

This week, a new group of unmanned aerial system (UAS or drone) industry leaders announced the creation of the Alliance for Drone Innovation (ADI), which is a policy-oriented coalition of manufacturers, suppliers, and...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - April 2018

On the heels of the ransomware that had the City of Atlanta scrambling last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the launch of “NYC Secure,” a free mobile app that will alert New York City residents of...more

DJI Brings Blockchain to Drones

DJI, one of the world’s leading drone manufacturers, and ShareRing, an Australian-based blockchain startup, have partnered to make sharing and renting drone easy and efficient....more

Automated Electric Taxis Deliver Environmental Benefits through Energy Efficiency

Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) researchers recently studied and built data from more than 10 million taxi trips, and developed a...more

FAA’s Tips for Applying as a Service Supplier to LAANC

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently announced its nationwide expansion of its automated airspace approval system, the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC), and that it will be taking...more

Drones and Insurance: How Unmanned Aircraft Systems Can Assist Insurers in Timely and Effectively Evaluating Property Damage...

A typical claim for a homeowner will involve some type of damage to the property, which, in turn, prompts the insurer to perform an inspection of the insured property, so as to assess the cause and extent of the alleged...more

FAA Grants PACI Beyond Visual Line of Sight Part 107 Waiver

Praxis Aerospace Concepts International (PACI) announced this week that it has been granted a Part 107 waiver under the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) regulations to fly drones...more

Walmart’s Patent for Drone Customer Service

Walmart recently filed a patent for drones to aid their shoppers inside their stores –that is, a shopper would use a mobile device, provided by the store, to request a drone, and then direct the drone to conduct a price...more

Drone Delivery Canada’s Newest UAS to Carry 400 Pounds

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) began development of its newest drone, the Condor, last week which is being engineered to provide payload capacities of up to 400 pounds. ...more

Virginia Passes Drone Trespassing Bill

Virginia H.B. 638 (the Bill), which concerns unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drones), passed the Virginia House and Senate and is now awaiting signature from the governor. ...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - March 2018 #5

Power Company Fined for Contractor Copying Data to its Own Insecure Network - Vendor management continues to be a problem for all industries, but some are scarier than others. The North American Electric Reliability Corp....more

FAA Issues Refresher on Part 107 Rules

Last Friday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a “refresher” on its Part 107 rule for small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drones) in a “Fact Sheet” available. The Fact Sheet outlines all the basics of...more

New Study Estimates Half of Drone Flights Will be Autonomous by 2022

A new study was released last week by consulting firm Frost & Sullivan which estimates that more than half of the global commercial unmanned aircraft system (UAS or drone) flights will be conducted autonomously by 2022. The...more

Snowy Conditions: Yandex Releases Video of Self-Driving Car

Russian company, Yandex (often compared to Google here in the United States), recently debuted their very own self-driving car. Last week, Yandex released a video depicting its self-driving car driving through snowy streets...more

Northwell Health Seeks to Use Drones and Telehealth for Emergency Care

Northwell Health, a New York-based health system, is seeking to use a fleet of emergency drones, in combination with telehealth technology, to respond to accidents more quickly, treat opioid overdoses and even provide medical...more

First U.S. Test Flights Completed by Drone Delivery Canada

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) of Toronto completed a series of successful drone delivery test flights at the beginning of this month in Rome, New York at the Griffiss International Airport. ...more

FAA Releases FY 2018-2038 Aerospace Forecast; Drones in Our Future

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its Fiscal Years 2018-2038 Aerospace Forecast last week, indicating, among other things, that the FAA expects small model hobbyist unmanned aerial systems (UAS or drones) to...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - March 2018 #4

Russians Continue to Attack U.S. Energy and Power Sectors - Late last week, a joint statement by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed that the Russian government has been...more

Trump Policy on Unmanned Military Aircraft Expected to Allow Export of Lethal Drones

President Donald Trump is expected to ease up on the rules related to foreign sales under a new policy on unmanned military aircraft as part of a broader overhaul of arms export regulations as part of the “Buy American”...more

FAA Plans to Bring LAANC to 500 More Airports by Next Month

On March 6, 2018, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the nationwide expansion of its Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) to 500 more airports, and include 300 air traffic control...more

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