The Regulation Challenge

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Growing interest in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV or drone) has caused a surge in the creation of technologies and systems meant to disable or destroy them. The Cipher Brief spoke to Tyler Black and Sean McGowan of Thompson Coburn LLP about the legal and regulatory implications of these emerging anti-UAV technologies. They say the government will likely continue to pursue unsafe drone operators, but that the specifics as to how that will happen and who will be responsible will vary due to the complex intersection of the regulatory and legal frameworks.

The Cipher Brief: Concerns about malicious use of UAVs have been rising for some time. How has the fear of malicious drone use changed the regulatory environment in regards to UAVs?

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