Privacy, Ethics, Public Policy & Governance

International Data Privacy Concerns Involving Unmanned Air Vehicles

Tuesday, June 22
3:35pm - 4:00pm MDT

The increased commercial and recreational use of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs) will give rise to a growing number of data privacy concerns at the local, national, and international levels. In early 2020, the FAA designated eight companies to help with the FAA's Remote Identification drone tracking system including Amazon, T-Mobile, Airbus, Intel, and Wing a Alphabet subsidiary . By the end of 2020 the US FAA had already proposed new rules for the Remote Identification, although Wing raised public concerns about how these new rules ‘may have unintended consequences’ for privacy. In parallel with the US initiative, the Chinese and the European Union are also moving forward with their own competing governance frameworks. This session will seek to look at the data privacy considerations for owners and operators of both commercial and recreational drones as well as third parties on the ground whose privacy might be invaded by the operations of these vehicles. Additionally, potential governance frameworks and international standards will be evaluated for potential solutions to these problems.