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Expanded Drone Registry To Spark More Enforcement Action

Law360, New York (December 14, 2017, 6:54 PM EST) -- A legislative fix signed into law by President Donald Trump on Tuesday reinstated a mandate for recreational drone users to register with the federal government, a move that experts say paves the way for more enforcement actions related to privacy, safety and national security.

The National Defense Authorization Act that Trump signed earlier this week includes a provision reinstating a registration requirement for hobbyists flying drones for fun, a direct response to a D.C. Circuit ruling in May vacating the Federal Aviation Administration’s December 2015 interim final rule on drone registration to the extent that it applied to model or recreational...

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