If you are the owner of a camera drone and are big on privacy, this news may be concerning to you: the mandatory drone registry that’s being launched by the FAA will make your name and address available to the public.
Reporter John Goglia of Forbes writes that he has recently been trying to get to the bottom of whether or not the registry will be publicly accessible.
The FAA finally confirmed that detail to him yesterday in an email.
“Until the drone registry system is modified, the FAA will not release names and address,” the FAA wrote.“When the drone registry system is modified to permit public searches of registration numbers, names and addresses will be revealed through those searches.”
And now, a really good reason not to register.