National Drone Registry
The US Department of Transportation (DoT) is reportedly set to require drone owners to legally register devices – and it might take effect as early as December, just in time for Christmas. This move by the DoT indicates that they believe drones pose as a real danger to aircrafts, security, and privacy. The program is still in its early stages, and no specific details have been released regarding the types of drones that are required to be registered, and how the program will deal with existing unregistered drones. Many believe that the program must be implemented retroactively in order to prevent the creation of a black market for previously unregistered drones.