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Obama Administration wants more drone oversight, regulations

A day after a drone crashed at the White House, the Obama Administration wants to create new drone regulations
By: Michael Hatamoto | Drones News | Posted: Jan 27, 2015 9:26 pm

A day after a small quad-copter drone crashed on White House property, President Barack Obama discussed the lack of drone regulation by his government. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is working on guidelines and is creating future restrictions, while Obama also has tasked other government regulators to help streamline creating rules for drone flights.




"You know that there are companies like Amazon that are talking about using small drones to deliver packages... there are incredibly useful functions that these drones can play in terms of farmers who are managing crops and conservationists who want to take stock of wildlife," Obama recently told CNN. "But we don't really have any kind of regulatory structure at all for it."


Several US agencies are engaging with "stakeholders" to ensure a new drone infrastructure is created, preventing the violation of people's privacy, according to Obama.


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