The Article 29 Data Protection Working Party has recently released guidelines in relation to drones and the data protection risks posed by their increased use. The Working Party called for more sensitivity in relation to the deployment of drones and their sensor technology. The opinion discusses the implications increased use will have for data subjects who are unaware of the drone’s presence and privacy more generally and highlights the need for better cooperation between  data protection authorities and civil aviation authorities.

Article 29 Working Party Opinion on Privacy and Data Protection Issues relating to the Utilisation of Drones (PDF)