Drone Fliers Navigate Privacy Pitfalls Without FAA Guidance

Law360, New York (October 21, 2015, 12:58 PM EDT) -- With the deadline looming for the Federal Aviation Administration to integrate commercial drones into domestic airspace, companies such as Amazon and Starbucks that are ready to use the technology must navigate a patchwork of state regulations to avoid myriad privacy pitfalls that the FAA has refused to address, attorneys say.

Commercial drone use will soon become more commonplace, as the FAA works to meet a mandate from Congress to safely integrate commercial and recreational unmanned aircraft systems— more commonly known as drones — into the nation's airspace by the end of 2015.

The FAA is expected to soon release its final...

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