A panel of privacy experts is working to set guidelines for drone operators around privacy. The exercise is designed to strike a balance between privacy and the usefulness of drones for things like deliveries, inspections, real estate and more. Here is a summary of the guidelines.
- Operators should not fly over private property without the owner’s consent.
- Operators should alert people about the purpose of the flight in advance.
- Operators should not fly where people have a reasonable expectation of privacy.
- People should not use personal information collected from drones without the individual’s consent.
These guidelines are voluntary.