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NAR Comments on UAS Privacy

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) solicited comments on Privacy, Transparency, and Accountability Regarding Commercial and Private Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). NAR submitted a comment letter this week addressing many issues in dealing with privacy challenges in using UAS technology in real estate. The comments focused on NAR’s commitment to honoring citizen privacy rights and espousing best practices for privacy in UAS use. NAR also expressed interest in working alongside the NTIA and other regulators to create industry standards for privacy. 

Given the current FAA prohibition on the commercial use of UAVs without a waiver, the National Association of REALTORS® recommends that its members not use this technology for any purpose related to selling property.

NAR's Comment Letter

For more information on NAR's position on UAVs in real estate, please visit realtor.org/drones

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