UN aviation agency proposes global drone registry

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has proposed the creation of a single global drone registry, with the aim to make drone-related data accessible in real time. As explained by Reuters, the registry would act as a one-stop-shop allowing law enforcement agencies to remotely identify and track drones, as well as their operators and owners. The idea is expected to be further discussed at ICAO’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Industry Symposium, to be held on 22–23 September, in Montreal, Canada.