TAG: privacy

New California Legislation Limits Paparazzi’s Use of Drones

October 7, 2015By

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday to expand privacy protections to prevent paparazzi from flying drones over private property, reports sUAS news. The bill, AB 856, changes the definition of a “physical invasion of privacy” to include sending a drone into the airspace above someone’s land to make a recording or take a photo. Brown previously vetoed in September a proposal... read more

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MAPPS Offers Guidelines on Privacy and Geospatial Data

October 1, 2015By

MAPPS, the national association of private-sector geospatial firms, released a Best Practices Guideline for firms’ handling of geospatial data to protect individual citizen privacy. In an effort to establish best practices, principles and a self-regulatory framework for its member firms, a MAPPS task force led by MAPPS President Susan Marlow (Stantec, Nashville, Tenn.) drafted the guideline. The guideline was developed in... read more

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