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Unmanned Air Vehicles

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 36086, tabled on 28 April 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what regulations are (a) in place and (b) under consideration to ensure appropriate management and use of data collected from drones.

Answered on

9 May 2016

Personal data collected from drones is covered under the Data Protection Act 1998. The Information Commissioners Office has published guidance for drone operators on their website this can be found at https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/drones/.

Issues concerning data protection are under consideration for our forthcoming consultation.