The American Bar Association (“ABA”) Forum on Air & Space Law recently launched a committee on Drones: Regulations, Operations and Litigation (“Drone Committee”). This new committee aims at serving the ABA community and beyond to provide insights on current and upcoming Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“UAS”) developments and challenges.
Each month, the Drone Committee offers a webinar featuring an expert speaker in the field of drones to discuss a specific UAS law issue, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Earl Lawrence, FAA’s Director of UAS Integration Office, and Mark Aitken, Director of Government Relations at AUVSI, already participated in previous Drone Committee webinars. They discussed, among other topics, the FAA’s next UAS rules and provided a Congressional update on the integration of UAS in the national airspace system. The Drone Committee is also developing other future programming.
The next Drone Committee webinar is scheduled for March 9, 2017 at 1:00pm EST. The webinar will feature Diana Marina Cooper, Vice President of Legal & Policy Affairs at PrecisionHawk, a leading UAS manufacturer and provider of airspace management solutions that promote safety and privacy in UAS operations. Diana will discuss the issue of privacy associated with the use of drones, specifically the current situation regarding privacy, the main challenges, how the industry has responded, and what the future may hold.