by Steve Sbraccia
RALEIGH, N.C. – A company that manufactures drones said it has worked with the ACLU on privacy issues and believes North Carolina can become a national leader in managing what are called Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
Ted Lindsley, CEO of Olaeris, told WNCN that his company has meet with ACLU officials at the state and national level to come up with guidelines for drone use.
The issue is at the forefront now because a North Carolina General Assembly committee is scheduled to discuss the matter Wednesday afternoon.
“The House Bill 312, introduced last year is one of the best written drone governance plans I’ve seen in the country,” Lindsley told WNCN. “You’ve got the industry agreeing to it, ACLU endorsing it. … No other state has gone to this level of progress.”
Alan is serial entrepreneur, active angel investor, and a drone enthusiast. He co-founded DRONELIFE.com to address the emerging commercial market for drones and drone technology. Prior to DRONELIFE.com, Alan co-founded Where.com, ThinkingScreen Media, and Nurse.com. Recently, Alan has co-founded Crowditz.com, a leader in Equity Crowdfunding Data, Analytics, and Insights. Alan can be reached at alan(at)dronelife.com