Ryan Hagemann is a civil liberties policy analyst at the Niskanen Center. His research specialties include privacy and surveillance, robotics and automation, decentralized networks, Internet policy, and issues at the intersection of sociology, economics, and technology. He has previously authored works on the economic and social ramifications of autonomous vehicles with the Mercatus Center. He also maintains an adjunct fellowship with TechFreedom, a libertarian nonprofit dedicated to advancing online freedom. Ryan graduated from Boston University with a BA in International Relations, Foreign Policy and Security Studies and holds a Master of Public Policy in Science and Technology Policy from George Mason University.

Your drone papers, please: Feds preparing registry for unmanned flight

By   /  October 20, 2015  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

The FAA and DOT have announced plans to require drones to be registered with the federal government.

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Latest drone regulation hearing fueled with conflicting reports

By   /  October 13, 2015  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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After the Federal Aviation Administration missed their deadline for drone regulations, the latest hearing may explain the reason behind the delays.

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Jerry Brown embraces ‘permissionless innovation’ with drone bill veto

By   /  September 18, 2015  /  California, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent veto of a bill regulating drones is a nod to the novel notion of “permissionless innovation.”

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Are states taking the right approach to cybersecurity?

By   /  September 11, 2015  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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California and Virginia recently announced the creation of state-level cybersecurity integration centers, and other states are making moves as well.

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Autonomous vehicles are coming to a roadway near you

By   /  September 4, 2015  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

Numerous car manufacturers and tech companies are designing and testing autonomous vehicles for consumers. Is the world ready for this technology?

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A look back at the wet, hot cybersecurity summer

By   /  September 2, 2015  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

The summer of 2015 will be remembered as a time of mass hackings and as a time when cybersecurity was thrown into the public consciousness.

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