The Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018 (codified at 6 U.S. Code Section 124n) (“the Act”) authorizes the United States Departments of Justice and Homeland Security to engage in certain counter-UAS (“C-UAS”) activities that might otherwise violate relevant provisions of federal law.

Those laws are 49 U.S.C. § 46502 (aircraft piracy), 18 U.S.C. § 32 (destruction of aircraft), 18 U.S.C. § 1030 (computer fraud and abuse), 18 U.S.C. § 1367 (interference with the operation of a satellite), and chapters 119 (interception of communications) and 206 (pen registers and trap and trace devices) of Title 18.

Publication Date- October 5, 2018

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