Spying with hobby-drones and other technologies by citizens

Constitutional and administrative law / Basic rights

Spying with hobby-drones and other technologies by citizens

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Summary

Spy products such as miniature cameras, eavesdropping devices and location trackers enable citizens to spy on, that is covertly surveil, each other. However, citizens can also covertly surveil others with the use of products that are not directly designed for spying, but that are very suitable for it, such as hobby drones with sensors.
The wide availability of both types of products on the market, both in physical spy-shops and in web-shops, and the fact that they are becoming increasingly cheap, has led to a stark increase in the possibility and opportunity to spy on others.
The main question investigated in this report is how the regulation of hobbydrones and spy products in a narrow sense can be optimised in light of protecting citizens’ privacy.

Publication data

Author(s):
Galic, M., Noorman, M., Sloot, B. van der, Koops, B.-J., Cuijpers, C., Gellert, R., Keymolen, E., Delden, T. van
Organization(s):
Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT), WODC
Place of publication:
Tilburg
Publisher:
Tilburg University - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT)
Year of publication:
2020

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Address:
TILT - Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society
Phone:
013-466911
Website:
www.tilburguniversity.edu/tilt