Opinion published on Privacy and Data Protection Issues relating to the Utilisation of Drones
News    ·   15-09-2015

AUTHOR: Daphne Ann Grech

Recently the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (“the Working Party”) released recommendations on the utilisation of drones and the risks that they may pose to data processing, as well as, to fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals. The Working Party provides advice in relation to the operation and deployment of drones, as well as, guidelines to policy makers and sector regulators; manufacturers and/or operators; and police and law enforcement authorities, when collecting personal data for law enforcement purposes. Amongst its various recommendations the Working Party emphasises the necessity for a ‘strict’ cooperation between Data Protection Authorities and Civil Aviation Authorities for the effective regulation of commercial use of drones.

The full Opinion may be accessed by clicking on the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/article-29/documentation/opinion-recommendation/files/2015/wp231_en.pdf



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