NPPA Hires Firm to Lobby FAA Over Drone Regulations

By Kevin Eck 

drone_APThe Hill reports, the National Press Photographers Association has hired the law firm of Holland & Knight to lobby the Federal Aviation Administration over drone use for journalists.

The photojournalist group has hired two former House staffers working at the Holland & Knight law firm to lobby on the flying machines, technically known as unmanned aerial systems, as the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) prepares to issue new draft rules.

In February, the two launched a study on the use of drones in news gathering.

On its website, Holland & Knight claims to have a “cutting-edge Drone Practice Team” which “puts the firm in the vanguard of advising clients on compliance with existing and developing federal regulations, as well as the evolving safety and privacy issues associated with the non-military use of drones.”