European Data Protection Digest

Expert Advises Drone Makers To Address Privacy

DATA PROTECTION—EU

April 13, 2012

Speaking at the Eindhoven University of Technology, attorney Peter Lee said European drone companies should proactively engage with the EU in order to bring industry concerns in line with European data protection issues, PCWorld reports. Lee warned drone makers to take European privacy issues seriously, saying that many unmanned aircraft systems contain surveillance and video equipment that would likely subject them to data protection rules. The drone industry may experience "rocky times ahead" if it does not comply with EU privacy regulations, the report states.
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