The policy for the use of drones in the US has been updated for the first time since 2015.
One significant change is that government departments must “evaluate UAS acquisitions for cyber security risks”.
This comes in the wake of the grounding of all 800 Ministry of the Interior drones last month due to concerns about cyber risks from Chinese-made drones.
A further comment said that government bodies must “weigh the possible intrusiveness and impact on privacy and civil liberties” against the interests of government.
Another change is a required collaboration between the DOJ and the FAA on airspace access.