FAA releases new drone rules

John Thomas

The Federal Aviation Administration released on Sunday its long-awaited proposal for governing small commercial drones.

John Thomas, a professor at the Quinnipiac University School of Law, is available to comment on them.

"The drone regulations outlined in President Obama's memorandum, 'Promoting Economic Competitiveness While Safeguarding Privacy, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties in Domestic Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems,' appear to sculpt a reasonable balance among privacy concerns, the interests of those seeking to monetize a newly-affordable technology, and the public's interest in safe skies," Thomas said. "The devil, though, will be in the details, which will not be revealed until the Department of Commerce promulgates and implements the final regulations."

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