15.06.2015

Study: Privacy and Data Protection Implications of the Civil Use of Drones

European Parliament, In-depth analysis: Privacy and Data Protection Implications of the Civil Use of Drones (PE 519.221, pdf)
Abstract: At the request of the LIBE Committee, this research addresses the implications of the integration of drones for civilian use into the European civil aviation system. It notably looks into the EU policy on drones and the potential impacts on citizens' right to privacy and data protection, as well as on security and safety. The research concludes that a series of important pre-conditions still need to be addressed and met in order to ensure that drones do not pose serious risks for citizens' fundamental rights to privacy and data protection, to security and to safety.