What You Need to Know about Flying Drones Legally and Safely with Michael Drobac and Greg Walden of the Small UAV Coalition and McGuire Woods

On this week’s Silicon Valley Insider, host Keith Koo is joined by Michael Drobac and Greg Walden of McGuire Woods Consulting and the Small UAV Coalition to discuss what companies and individuals need to know about flying drones legally and safely. Michael and Greg also discuss the history of the Small UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) Coalition and the stakeholders involved including such companies as: Intel, Amazon Prime Air/Wing, Verizon, T-Mobile and Aeronyde.

The Small UAV Coalition’s slogan is “A Partnership for Safety and Innovation” as they discuss how they are at the forefront of working with public affairs, private sector and academics in driving UAV safety. For more information email us at info@svin.biz


On this week’s Cyber-Tip, Keith addresses the recent news that Facebook allegedly provides mobile phone numbers users provided to them for only two-factor authentication to then allow their numbers to be searchable which is potential violation of Facebook’s privacy policy. Keith explains how best to limit the visibility of your phone number on Facebook’s platform.

On the Pivot, Michael and Greg from the Small UAV Coalition and Keith discuss “Urban Air Mobility” and the future use cases of drones including “Air Taxis”.

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