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Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) Privacy Impact Assessment

The Department of Transportation/FAA is updating the previously adjudicated Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA), which was published on the DOT website on October 15, 2018. This update reflects changes to the program resulting from the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which enacted § 44809(a) requiring authorizations for limited recreational operators flying UAS in controlled airspace. Before the enactment of § 44809(a), LAANC only allowed UAS operators who operated under 14 C.F.R. Part 107 to submit requests for authorization, as limited recreational operators as defined under previous law were not required to receive authorizations before flying in controlled airspace. Now, both types of operators (Part 107 and § 44809(a)) are required to request and receive such authorizations. Amendments to this PIA clarify that information will be collected from those operating under § 44809(a).

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: Monday, June 24, 2019