As a Company engaged in the GeoSpacial profession, I am deeply concerned about the potential raminifactions to my business from some of the terms in the Dec 1, 2010 FTC report,( Protective Consumer Privacy in an area of rapid change.) In my opinion some of the terminology definations are extremely ambigious and could be construded to suggest that my firm would have to contact all the the property owners before I could perform any Aerial Survey over their property. To give you an example, in the Spring of 2010 we flew an Aerial Survey over the Denver Metropolitan area for the Denver Regional Council of governments. If I would have been required to inform each property owner within the Denver metropolitan area, I would not have been able to perform the Survey. In the case of the BP oil spill, almost instant responce was needed for the aerial imagery survey. In this situtation, contacting property owners would have been impossible.
A Preliminary FTC Staff Report on "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers" #00289
Aerial Surveys International,LLC
A Preliminary FTC Staff Report on "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers"