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Privacy and Data Protection Guidance for Drone Users

Posted: Feb. 2, 2023

Drones can become easy targets for those who want to exploit vulnerabilities and compromise privacy.

A new document from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Secure Your Drone: Privacy and Data Protection Guidance, informs drone users about how to protect their data and privacy before, during and after flying a drone.

Why is this important?

Drones are quickly becoming integrated into our everyday lives. As drones grow in popularity, they could become easy targets for those who want to exploit the vulnerabilities of connected devices to compromise privacy.

How does this affect public safety agencies?

Public safety agencies are increasingly using drones to improve situational awareness or to perform tasks that would be too dangerous for emergency responders to perform themselves. While the guidance primarily targets individual drone users, the overview of privacy and data security issues with drone technology in the document is useful to anyone using this technology.

The CISA document also includes additional resources to augment organizational preparedness, response and resilience.

This article is based on content in the
Feb. 2, 2023 InfoGram.

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