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Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

Using Drones For Business? Don’t Forget About Insurance

Drone use has grown rapidly in recent years, especially in the commercial sector, where the Federal Aviation Administration projects that the number of units in the commercial small drone fleet will exceed 420,000 units by...more

Esquire Deposition Solutions, LLC

Drone litigation takes flight

Drones are soaring in popularity and, given the cloudy legal atmosphere, have injected jet fuel into aviation law practices. What are the rules for flying them? Who makes the rules? And what if you feel threatened by a drone?...more

Robinson & Cole LLP

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - August 2018 #2

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TCM Bank, a subsidiary of ICBA Bancard Inc., notified some 10,000 credit card applicants in the past week that their names, addresses, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers were compromised between March 2017 and the...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Illinois Legislature Pre-empts Municipal Authority to Regulate Drones

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Effective immediately, the Illinois General Assembly has pre-empted all Illinois municipalities other than Chicago, including home rule municipalities, from regulating "unmanned aircraft systems," commonly referred to as...more

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

First Known Drone Attack in Venezuela

Last weekend, in Venezuela, the Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, was attacked by two armed drones carrying explosives which were detonated while Maduro was delivering a speech on live television during a military...more

K&L Gates LLP

Drones (and Insurable Risk) are in the Real Estate Air

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Drones, also known as unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”), are increasingly being used in the commercial sector. By 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) projects that the number of units in the commercial small UAS...more

K&L Gates LLP

Cleared for Landing: Aviation Newsletter

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Cleared for Landing highlights significant developments and issues relating to aviation law and asset finance globally and is published jointly by our Aviation Industry and Banking & Asset Finance practice groups. This...more

Dentons

A Game of Drones: the advance of remotely piloted aircraft

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The rapidly increasing use of drone technology means that users and operators must be familiar with the legal framework and its regulations. The use of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), commonly known as drones, in...more

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

100,000 Remote Pilot Certificates Issued

As of last week, more than 100,000 Remote Pilot Certifications have been issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for individuals to fly commercial and recreational (those not qualifying as “model aircraft”)...more

Robinson & Cole LLP

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - August 2018

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Russian Hackers Successfully Phished Hundreds of U.S. Companies Last Year - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has indicated that Russian hackers successful attacked the energy, nuclear, aviation, and critical...more

Buchalter

FAA Stands Firm in Defense of Federal Preemption of Airspace Regulations

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On July 20, 2018, the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) issued a Press Release unequivocally clarifying its views of the distribution of regulatory authority between federal and local governments with respect to the...more

LeClairRyan

Drones: A Uniformly Bad Law

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Anyone who operates a regional or nationwide business knows that coping with a patchwork of state and local laws can be challenging. Fortunately, the states also realize that this can be a problem, and will sometimes...more

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

FAA Issues Statement Clarifying its Authority

In light of the rise in use of drones in the national airspace, there has been some confusion regarding the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) authority over navigable airspace and federal preemption for state and local...more

Robinson & Cole LLP

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - July 2018 #4

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) announced on July 19, 2018, that it is directing the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) “to develop and submit modifications to the NERC Reliability...more

Harris Beach PLLC

Federal Aviation Administration Announces that Municipalities May Not Regulate Airspace — Even for Drones

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently issued a press release clarifying the abilities of municipalities to regulate drone operations in the navigable airspace. State and local governments "are not permitted to...more

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

Air Force Drone Program Documents For Sale on Dark Web

It is being reported that a hacker is attempting to sell classified U.S. Air Force documents related to the MQ-9 drone program on the dark web. ...more

LeClairRyan

Why Drone Manufacturers and Service Providers Should Care About the MGM Las Vegas Shooting Law Suit.

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In the wake of the Las Vegas shootings, MGM resorts is facing a barrage of lawsuits by victims claiming that the hotel was negligent in its security procedures. In an unusual response, the hotel has filed its own lawsuit...more

Lane Powell PC

DC Appeals Court Upholds FAA Authority to Establish Safety Standards for Recreational Drones

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The greater availability of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to consumers, along with the potential for rapid commercial expansion of UAS, have resulted in both congressional attention and litigation over federal authority in...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

The Sky’s The Limit: Possibilities And Pitfalls Of Drone Use In Real Estate

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Though drones have become more and more ubiquitous in hobbyist circles over the past decade, interest in the small, unmanned aircraft has only recently begun to spread into the commercial realm....more

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

Uniform Law Commission Proposed New Drone Legislation

New model legislation introduced by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (Uniform Law Commission) seeks to give property owners the right to the airspace above their property from 200 feet and below....more

Robinson & Cole LLP

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - July 2018 #3

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Cisco Talos has discovered a new menace to iPhone users—a sophisticated malware campaign targeting iPhones to trick users into downloading an open-source Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution that gives the hackers control...more

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

DJI Enhances Geofencing Flexibility in its Drones

DJI, a leading drone manufacturer, has announced its strengthened commitment to enterprise drone users with new improvements to its geofencing system. Professional drone pilots with authorization to fly in sensitive locations...more

Buchalter

Appellate Court Affirms FAA Control Over Recreational Drones

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On July 6, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (“D.C. Circuit”) conclusively rejected a comprehensive challenge to the authority of the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) to...more

Robinson & Cole LLP

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - July 2018 #2

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We have previously reported on the ongoing cybersecurity issues with St. Jude defibrillators [view related posts here, here, and here]. On June 29, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classified the required firmware...more

Robinson+Cole Data Privacy + Security Insider

Drone Regulations Withstand Challenge

The United States’ government’s ability to police hobbyist drone use was upheld by an appellate court last week. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rejected arguments by John Taylor, drone hobbyist, who...more

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