Problem areas of Data Protection for civilian drone missions

The economic importance and legal challenges of drones are steadily increasing. The increase in drone missions is accompanied by problem areas that open up in particular in data protection law. Questions of purpose limitation and (lack of) transparency, proportionality, and drone-specific justifications arise. The article analyzes the corresponding issues and examines a possible adaptation of preventive data protection law to drones. 

In the outlook, possible effects of the data protection reforms on drones are outlined and the question of a possible special legislation is raised by Dr Dominic Oertly and Prof Rolf H. Weber.

Table of contents

1. introduction

2. Robotics and law

2.1 What is a (civilian) drone?

2.2 Economic significance of the drone industry

2.3 Legal classification of drone operations

3. Problem areas from the perspective of data protection law

3.1 The embedding of drone operations in data protection law

3.2 Purpose limitation and transparency of drone operations?

3.3 Implementation of the principle of proportionality in the case of drones

3.4 Problems of Justification Specific to Drones

3.5 Adaptation of Preventive Data Protection to Drones

4. Outlook

4.1 Impact of data protection reforms on the drone industry

4.2 Need for a special data protection law for drone operations?

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Problem areas of Data Protection for civilian drone missions

Problem areas of Data Protection for civilian drone missions

E-commerce and the Sharing Economy in the European Union – An overview of contract law

End of 2015 – in the course of the digital internal market strategy – the European Commission has introduced a reform package for a modernised contract law in e-commerce. Within this, the updated regulation for online retailing and the providing of digital content are paramount. Truly worth discussing are the regulatory aspects of scopes, conformity and legal remedies in particular, being critically evaluated hereafter. Moreover, the article examines the current developments around the sharing economy in the European Union as well as the corresponding future legal environment.

 

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