The European Commission has conducted two studies into the development of the drone market in Europe and the potential safety, security, privacy, liability or public acceptance issues. The Commission has concluded that the current rules governing privacy, data protection and ethics in relation to drone use is sufficiently robust to safeguard the public. However, the Commission identified a need to ensure that the drone industry is educated about its obligations and enforcing current legislation. The Commission has recommended the development of a privacy impact assessment framework and awareness-raising activities targeted at the drone industry.

Studies on Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)