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03/13/2020

NetChoice Opposes Draft Executive Order on Drone Usage

NetChoice
Carl Szabo Vice President and General Counsel

NetChoice Opposes Draft Executive Order on Drone Usage

Today, NetChoice announced its opposition to a potential Executive Order that would ban the use of foreign-made drones by all federal departments and agencies.

“When securing data created using drones, what matters is where that data is stored not where the drone was made,” said Carl Szabo, Vice President and General Counsel at NetChoice. “The determining factor should be whether drone manufacturers store data on American servers and comply with appropriate security standards, not the drone’s country of origin.”

“Banning foreign-made drones won’t protect government from malicious hackers. We need cybersecurity standards for drones that apply to all manufacturers, enabling greater competition and security.”

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