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Amid privacy backlash, China’s DJI unveils drone-to-phone tracking

China’s DJI, the world’s largest commercial drone maker, said it is developing technology that would allow the public to track the registrations of drones in flight using just a smartphone, amid a broader industry push to make such data available.

The push for remote identification technology comes amid regulatory calls for greater oversight of drone flight, on fears that untraceable, unmanned aircraft could be used for spying or accidentally disrupt commercial flights.

Source: Amid privacy backlash, China’s DJI unveils drone-to-phone tracking – Reuters

Davos develops drone regulation how-to for governments

At its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum launched what it’s calling the Advanced Drone Operator’s Toolkit.

While that may sound like a development package for drone nerds, it’s actually a set of guidelines, recommendations, and lessons-learned for governments looking to roll out commercial drone operations.

Source: Davos develops drone regulation how-to for governments (and the FAA should pay attention) | ZDNet

EU ministers to consider proposals on drone safety standards

On Tuesday, the European Parliament agreed draft regulations to create EU standards for manufacturers which must now be put before EU member states ministers for approval.

Maximum altitude and distance limits for drone flights will be set, alongside additional safety features, common certification and training rules. The draft EU rules are designed to be proportionate to the risk posed by drone flights. Privacy and data protection rights must be safeguarded and drone operators should have sufficient training to fly.

Source: EU ministers to consider proposals on drone safety standards

The Next Frontier of Police Surveillance Is Drones

A major drone company DJI and a major police-camera company Axon are teaming up, and the possibilities are frightening. The devices will be linked to Axon’s cloud-based database for law enforcement, Evidence.com, which is used to process body-camera data too. And it could open a vast new frontier for police surveillance.

Source: Axon and DJI are teaming up to make surveillance drones, and the possibilities are frightening.

New U.S. defense bill targets drones, raises potential privacy and security concerns

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2018 (NDAA), signed into law in December 2017, did not only authorize United States defense spending for the 2018 fiscal year – it also contained a section devoted to unmanned aerial systems.

Source: New U.S. defense bill targets drones, raises potential privacy and security concerns – Data Protection Report

New U.S. defense bill targets drones, raises potential privacy and security concerns

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2018 (NDAA), signed into law in December 2017, did not only authorize United States defense spending for the 2018 fiscal year – it also contained a section devoted to unmanned aerial systems.

Source: New U.S. defense bill targets drones, raises potential privacy and security concerns

Upcoming drone regulations and soaring use provide opportunities and challenges

As the popularity of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, continues to soar, two experts weigh in on what could be coming in terms of regulation, safety and privacy.

Source: Upcoming drone regulations and soaring use provide opportunities and challenges – Calgary – CBC News

New Zealand’s DPA issues guidance on security cameras and drones

As the festive and holiday season fast approaches, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner has produced a new guidance resource about security cameras and drones for home owners, recreational drone users and retailers.

Source: Office of the Privacy Commissioner | Pointers for security cameras and drones

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