November 13, 2014 Non-U.S., Surveillance
Alex Hern reports:
Drone pilots must respect people’s privacy when flying, the Information Commissioner’s office (ICO) has said, issuing new guidance on the operation of the unmanned aerial vehicles.
Pilots should let people know before they start to record them, should plan their flight in advance and not let their drone out of sight – both to ensure they don’t lose it, and to reassure members of the public that they are the one responsible for the vehicle.
The new advice warns users of drones that, if their UAV has a camera, its use has the potential to be covered by the data protection act.
Read more on The Guardian.
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