A new federal law enacted as part of the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FFA) Reauthorization Act of 2018, which was signed by President Donald Trump in 2018, imposes significant information privacy requirements on commercial drone operators. This includes construction companies that use drones to monitor and inspect their jobsites.
3 Steps to Compliance
- Determine what state and local data privacy laws could be implicated by your construction company’s drone usage and how you can best comply with any such laws moving forward.
- Assess data protection and cybersecurity practices in order to ensure that any personal information acquired by your company’s drones is protected in accordance with applicable state, local and federal laws.
- Evaluate the feasibility of refraining from using drones for activities, such as collecting biometric information, that could potentially violate certain state privacy laws.