TECHNOLOGY, OUTSOURCING, AND COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS
NEWS FOR LAWYERS AND SOURCING PROFESSIONALS
In Part 1 of this two-part series, we discussed some of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements for commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles (also known as UAVs or drones). In this Part 2, we discuss some of the other considerations that commercial drone operators must consider, including privacy laws, local regulation, and certain business considerations.
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)—popularly known as drones—have enormous possibilities for use in the business world. In fact, the drone market is expected to exceed $12 billion by 2021.
California was one of the first states to allow autonomous vehicles (self-driving cars) to be tested on public roads. On April 2, 2018, the state began allowing self-driving cars without a driver in the vehicle to be tested on public roads. Before these new regulations, California only allowed autonomous vehicles to be tested on public roads with an approved driver.
Senators Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal introduced a new privacy rights bill on April 10 titled “Customer Online Notification for Stopping Edge-provider Network Transgressions” (CONSENT Act).
April showers bring…Morgan Lewis’s Annual Technology May-rathon. Our annual series of presentations and webcasts, known as the Technology May-rathon, runs the entire month of May.
On March 23, US President Donald Trump signed the omnibus spending bill, a portion of which contained the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act). The CLOUD Act’s main goal is to offer guidance to providers of electronic communication and remote computing services when they receive orders to disclose data from the United States or foreign governments that are not located in the country from which the order came (e.g., where the FBI issues a search warrant to a US cloud service provider to provide email data located on a server in the European Union over which the cloud service provider has custody or control).
Join Morgan Lewis at our Philadelphia office on Thursday, April 26, for a discussion on cybersecurity topics and their effects on outsourcing and commercial contracts.
The UK government recently released a policy paper outlining proposed requirements for makers of Internet of Things (IoT) devices to take certain actions to better protect IoT devices from growing cybersecurity threats.
Earlier this week, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled a complaint against the operator of an online talent search company, asserting that the talent search company’s collection and disclosure of children’s personal information violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by failing to obtain parental consent, failing to provide adequate notices, and failing to implement the appropriate restrictions in compliance with COPPA. Under the terms of the settlement, the company agreed to pay $235,000.
If you’re like most business leaders, according to a recent survey conducted by Ernst & Young, the privacy compliance elephant in the room should no longer be ignored.