Greg McNeal speaks on “Drones: Balancing Benefits and Challenges” — RCRC Annual Conference

September 28, 2016 — Professor Gregory S. McNeal spoke today on a panel titled “Drones: Balancing Benefits and Challenges” at the Rural County Representatives of California Annual Conference. The conference is being held September 28-30 in Olympic Valley, California.

From the conference agenda:

Drones: Balancing Benefits and Challenges

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, more commonly known as drones, by private citizens and commercial entities alike has drastically increased over the past decade. As the use of drone technology becomes more prevalent, state and local governments have an interest in regulating to protect the privacy and safety of their constituents. Drone technology also provides local governments with a new set of tools to conduct surveillance, emergency response, drought management, and property assessments, among other practical applications. Join us to hear leading experts discuss complex federal and state drone policy, and hear how local governments and commercial entities are using drone technology, and how state and local regulatory efforts are being carried out to advance public safety and privacy.
Nicole Witt, Attorney, Hanson Bridgett, LLP
Gregory McNeal, JD/PhD, Professor of Law and Public Policy at Pepperdine University, and Co-Founder of AirMaps
Keith Coleman, Chief Strategy Officer, Tesla Foundation

The complete program may be found here.

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