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Government Surveillance, Privacy & Data

Model Privacy Best Practices for Unmanned Aircraft

The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) proposes comprehensive voluntary privacy best practices for private use of drones. CDT’s model best practices for private drones lay out principles for privacy, transparency, and accountability.

The goal of CDT’s model best practices is to credibly safeguard individual privacy while enabling a wide range of private drone uses. Strong distrust of drones on privacy grounds holds back broad public acceptance of the industry, but following a meaningful set of best practices can help address these issues. Ultimately, it is in the best interests of both the industry and consumers to establish sensible norms for drone privacy, transparency, and accountability. CDT believes our proposed privacy best practices for drones advance us toward that goal.

For more information, see this blog post detailing recommendations and further context.