Actual Challenges for Fundamental Rights Protection in the Use of Drone Technology

12 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2018

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Joaquín Sarrión

Constitutional Law Department/Distance Education National University (UNED)

Date Written: August 27, 2018

Abstract

Drone is one of the current technological devices with the greatest prospects for use. It is estimated that last year the drone business mobilized more than 7 million dollars worldwide in the distribution sector, and that this figure would approach 30 million by 2021.

Certainly, although its use is very widespread in the military field, its use in the civil field also presents great challenges, particularly from the perspective of fundamental rights that may be affected by the use of drones (privacy, image, data protection) which impact may vary —and it likely will— as the technology can incorporate progresses.

Drone operations must respect and guarantee the regulations for the protection of rights at the European level, in particular the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, but also at national level in the respective scoop of application.

Our aim in this paper is to develop an overview on the actual European legal framework for the civil use of drones outlining fundamental rights protection challenges from multilevel constitutional perspective.

Keywords: Fundamental Rights, Drones, dronelaw, drone

JEL Classification: K10, K19, K23, K33, K39

Suggested Citation

Sarrión, Joaquín, Actual Challenges for Fundamental Rights Protection in the Use of Drone Technology (August 27, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3239562 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3239562

Joaquín Sarrión (Contact Author)

Constitutional Law Department/Distance Education National University (UNED) ( email )

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