Surfshark publishes map covering drone privacy laws around the world

While the use of drones along with their application in the modern world has grown substantially, laws governing Drone privacy still remain ambiguous in most countries.

Surfshark publishes map covering drone privacy laws around the world
Surfshark publishes map covering drone privacy laws around the world

Surfshark publishes map covering drone privacy laws around the world

Digital security firm Surfshark has recently published the results of its research on Drone privacy laws around the world in the form of a comprehensive world map, covering almost every country.

While the use of drones along with their application in the modern world has grown substantially, laws governing Drone privacy still remain ambiguous in most countries. For instance, a drone photographer trying to get a great shot could very easily get into trouble with the law, in the absence of clear, well-defined guidelines and rules.

While one must always refer to the aviation authority in a particular country for the same, this new research from Surfshark is a great place to start for world travelers! 

The firm said, “To shine a light on how drones are being regulated around the world, Surfshark compiled data on drone legislation around the world – and then created a series of maps. To create these maps, Surfshark collated drone legislation for 210 countries from sources including UAV Coach, RAND Corporation, UAV Systems International, and the Library of Congress, among others.”

The study offers maps of every continent around the world, listing out the countries that allow unrestricted drone flight, and the ones that don’t.

The company further added, “Drone laws around the world range from outright bans of the technology to relatively unrestricted flight, but most legislation focuses on how the drone is being operated and does not address nuances related to privacy.

Surfshark aims to support the effort to establish an international regulatory framework for drone legislation. With this study, the team wants to bring transparency and clarity to an issue that is important to anyone who is concerned about their privacy (offline or online) in 2020 and beyond.”