Jay Stanley

Jay Stanley

Speaking at:

Two Sides of the Coin: Risks and Possibilities with AI-Enhanced Drones

About this Speaker

Jay Stanley

Senior Policy Analyst
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Jay Stanley is a senior policy analyst for the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) Speech, Privacy, and Technology project. At the ACLU since 2001, his role is to monitor emerging technologies and help the organization think through their impact on our privacy, free speech and other civil liberties, and to help explain those implications to policymakers and the public. He has authored and co-authored numerous influential ACLU reports, policy papers, and blog posts on a wide variety of technology policy topics including aerial surveillance. Jay’s work on drones includes the 2011 ACLU report “Protecting Privacy From Aerial Surveillance,” which helped bring the privacy issues surrounding domestic surveillance drones to public awareness. He has written numerous short pieces on drone and robotics policy for the ACLU, most recently a July 2023 white paper on drones as first responder programs and authored a chapter in the book Eyes in the Sky: Privacy and Commerce in the Age of the Drone, (CATO Institute, 2021). He was a participant in the 2021-22 Federal Aviation Administration Beyond Visual Line of Sight Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) and in the 2023-2024 C-UAS ARC.