The ICO has published guidance for the public on the data protection issues connected to the use of drones. The guidance states that if a drone has a camera its use has the potential to be covered by the DPA but that purely personal use of drones will not normally be covered. However, it states that all users of drones should still consider the guidance, which sets out tips for responsible use of drones, to avoid having an unnecessary impact on people’s privacy.

ICO Drone Guidance