9. Summary of the most important points to remember


Summary of the most important points to remember 

  • Recreational drone use can raise privacy and data protection risks that are protected by law
  • Privacy includes several dimensions: bodily privacy, behaviour privacy, image and information privacy, location and space privacy, association privacy.
  • Data protection risks arise with recreational drone use when a person can be identified in something you captured or recorded with your drone and when any such images, videos or other data is used for more than simply household and personal activities (e.g. it is shared with a large group of people).
  •  The presence of a drone can be privacy intrusive even if it is not equipped with a camera.
  • Drones equipped with a camera or any other data recording sensor (such as microphones, GPS, etc.) pose a greater risk to privacy.
  • As a recreational drone user, you may not specifically or intentionally engage in visual surveillance of others without their consent.
  • The use of a drone in public spaces might be privacy intrusive especially in places where people have a reasonable expectation of privacy.
  • Public discomfort can occur as a result of a manifestation of these privacy risks to individuals through the recreational use of drones. Public discomfort can be minimised by the responsible use of drones.   
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