CITYDRONES project

The CityDrones project provides resources for policymakers and other stakeholders of "best practices" for UAS (drone) policymaking on the local government level, which balances safety and enables innovation. In a new initiative to make information as readily available as possible, content will be published in smaller amounts and in a more digestible manner. Please check back regularly as we continue to update this website.

The following highlights our work with the City of San Francisco. For more information, please visit:

  • Privacy Policy-by-Design Framework (below). We are sharing our approach for policymakers to think through privacy implications when government agencies use drones.
  • UAS Matrix Definitions. We have provided a set of definitions of common words for those new to the industry.
  • Reference Library of UAS State and Local Laws. We have collected UAS laws from around the United States.

Throughout the past year, we've worked with city officials develop a methodology for evaluating potential use cases. The graph below highlights general privacy concerns based on these initial use cases. 



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