Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy - Solar - Nuclear
..
. Military Space News .




UAV NEWS
US civilian drone operators to detail data use: regulators
by Staff Writers
Washington (AFP) Nov 14, 2013


Operators of civilian drones, whose slated 2015 arrival in US skies has sparked privacy concerns, will have to indicate how they use collected data, regulators said Thursday.

Managers of six test sites for the unmanned aircraft must require every drone operator to have a "written plan for the operator's use and retention of data collected," the Federal Aviation Administration said in its first roadmap on the matter.

The FAA did not propose specific measures on privacy protection, recalling that operators must adhere to already existing laws.

And the agency recognized the "substantial debate and difference of opinion" about whether drone operations at the test sites will raise new privacy concerns.

Test site operators "must conduct an annual review of test site operations to verify compliance with stated privacy policy and practices and share those outcomes annually in a public forum," it added.

FAA chief Michael Huerta said some 7,500 small unmanned aircraft can be expected in national airspace in the next five years -- provided regulations are in place to handle them.

About 80 law enforcement agencies currently operate unmanned aircraft under special authorization.

The American Civil Liberties Union welcomed the FAA's acknowledgment that "the government must address privacy as drone use expands."

However, it urged that "procedural protections are followed by concrete restrictions on how data from drones can be used and how long it can be stored."

Michael Toscano, the president of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) representing drone makers, welcomed the FAA roadmap.

He said any privacy laws must be platform neutral, treating manned and unmanned platforms the same.

According to AUVSI, the market for civilian drones will explode and lead to the creation of 100,000 jobs over the 10 years following their integration into US skies.

.


Related Links
UAV News - Suppliers and Technology






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





UAV NEWS
Israel drone manufacturing booms
Beijing (XNA) Nov 06, 2013
The Drone market is booming worldwide, moving so quickly that aviation experts predict unmanned aerial vehicle sales will soon take the largest market share of all aircraft sales. The front-running drone exporter is, surprisingly, not the U.S., it's Israel. In the world of new age surveillance and cutting-edge military technology, UAVs are the path of the future unmanned aerial vehicles, o ... read more


UAV NEWS
Unprecedented Dual Intercept Success for MEADS at White Sands Missile Range

Patriot delivers another flawless performance in Japan test firings

Gulf Arabs boost missile defenses despite U.S. thaw with Iran

Turkey asks NATO to extend Patriot deployment near Syria border

UAV NEWS
Turkey hopes to finalise China missile purchase in six months

Iran starts producing new missile system

Japan military drills missiles on Pacific gateway

Lockheed Martin, MDA anbd Navy Demonstrate Ashore Missile Defense System

UAV NEWS
Northrop Grumman Receives contract to Build Three More Global Hawks

US civilian drone operators to detail data use: regulators

Islamists protest against US drone strikes in Pakistan

Aerostructures Validate Triton Unmanned Aircraft Wing Strength

UAV NEWS
Self-correcting crystal may unleash the next generation of advanced communications

Northrop Grumman Receives Contract to Sustain Joint STARS Fleet

Raytheon expands international footprint of electronic warfare capability

Latest AEHF Comms Payload Gets Boost From Customized Integrated Circuits

UAV NEWS
US firm claims first 3D-printed metal gun

Chemical arms treaty meets love-gone-wrong in US high court

Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Micro-Gyro Prototype for DARPA Program

US Army, Raytheon complete AI3 live-fire demonstration

UAV NEWS
Russian ministers talk arms sales in landmark Egypt visit

Raytheon to expand Mississippi radar factory, add more than 150 new high-skill jobs

US Navy's funding of high schools raises concerns

Arab world: U.S. defense industry peers into the abyss

UAV NEWS
New Zealand and U.S. end 30-year defense estrangement

Commentary: A perfect storm

One year in, China's Xi amasses control

Poland apologizes to Russia over Warsaw Embassy riot

UAV NEWS
All aboard the nanotrain network

A nano-sized sponge made of electrons

Turning nanoparticles into complex nanostructures

Taking a New Look at Carbon Nanotubes




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement