The Data Protection Commissioner has released two guidance notes relating to body worn cameras and drones respectively, including recommendations on steps that users can take to ensure that they stay within data protection law. The advice includes ensuring that devices are only equipped as is necessary to achieve their intended purpose, maintaining controls to ensure only authorised persons can access the images and deleting data collected once the task is completed.  In respect of drones, the Commissioner notes that drones used in a domestic setting may fall outside the household exemption and therefore fall within the data protection acts. As such, drone users should take steps to ensure that the personal data of third parties is not inadvertently collected, when using drones in both a domestic and commercial setting.

Guidance on drones

Guidance on body worn cameras