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Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published the Remote Identification of Unmanned Aircraft final rule (86 FR 4390, January 15, 2021) in accordance with the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-254 (2018). The rule adds a new part to title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), part 89, establishing requirements for the remote identification of unmanned aircraft operating in the airspace of the United States. As required by the E-Government Act of 2002, Pub. L. 107-347, and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005, Pub. L. 108-447, the FAA is publishing this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to inform the public of the privacy risks and mitigation strategies associated with this final rule, and with the FAA’s collection, use, dissemination, and retention of personally identifiable information (PII) that results from the final rule.

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Last updated: Friday, January 15, 2021