National Telecommunications and Information Administration

On March 27, 2024, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”) issued its AI Accountability Report, and, on March 28, 2024, the White House announced the Office of Budget and Management’s (“OMB’s”) government-wide policy on AI risk management.
Continue Reading White House Executive Order on AI Rulemaking Efforts Advances as NTIA and White House OMB Issue Reports and Guidance

On March 6, 2023 the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth filed a response to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s request for comment on issues at the intersection of privacy, equity, and civil rights.
Continue Reading CIPL Files Comments on Civil Rights Implications of Commercial Data Practices

Recently, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP submitted formal comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration in response to its request for public comments on developing the administration’s approach to consumer privacy.
Continue Reading CIPL Responds to NTIA Request for Comment on Developing the Administration’s Approach to Consumer Privacy

On November 9, 2018, the European Commission submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration in response to its request for public comments on developing the administration’s approach to consumer privacy.
Continue Reading EU Commission Responds to NTIA Request for Comment on Developing the Administration’s Approach to Consumer Privacy

On September 26, 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”) announced that it is seeking public comments on a proposed approach to advancing consumer privacy.
Continue Reading NTIA Seeks Public Comment on Approach to Consumer Privacy with an Eye Toward Building Better Privacy Protections

On May 19, 2016, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”) announced that its multistakeholder process to develop best practices to address privacy, transparency and accountability issues related to private and commercial use of unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”) had concluded with the group reaching a consensus on a best practices document. As we previously reported, the NTIA announced in March 2015 the multistakeholder process in response to a Presidential Memorandum issued by the White House in February 2015, which directed NTIA to facilitate discussion between private sector entities to develop standards for commercial UAS use.
Continue Reading NTIA Releases Drone Privacy Best Practices

As we previously reported, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (“FAA’s”) proposed “small drone rule” nears completion of the interagency review process, but one potential stumbling block has been removed, at least for now. On Tuesday, May 10, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied a request by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (“EPIC”) to review the FAA’s decision not to include privacy provisions in its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“NPRM”), as well as its denial of an EPIC petition to the same effect. The court decided that there were no reasonable grounds for EPIC’s delay in filing for review of the FAA’s denial of EPIC’s 2012 petition that sought to cause the FAA to promulgate privacy regulations pertaining to drones. The court further concluded that EPIC’s challenge to the NPRM itself is premature, as the rule is not yet final.
Continue Reading Privacy Provisions Not Included in Small Drone Rule