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Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC)

The FAA developed the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) to help process requests for authorizations to fly sUAS in controlled airspace. LAANC provides an automated way for individuals to conduct sUAS operations in controlled airspace. LAANC relies on private industry companies, known as UAS Service Suppliers or USSs, working under a contractual agreement with the FAA. The Department of Transportation (DOT)/FAA is updating the previously adjudicated Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA), which was published on the DOT website on June 21, 2019. This update reflects changes to the program including the change in name of operating documents, updated URLs, descriptions of additional data protections required of USSs, and updated approvals from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). This update will continue to inform the public of the privacy risks and mitigation strategies associated with the FAA’s collection, use, dissemination, and retention of personally identifiable Information (PII) resulting from LAANC.

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Last updated: Thursday, April 29, 2021