Hungarian DPA Recommendation on the Use of Drones

The Hungarian DPA issued a recommendation on the privacy related implications of the use of drones with cameras. The recommendation notes that the use of drones by the state as well as the use for commercial purposes is covered by the Information Act, whereas personal use is outside the scope of data protection legislation.

The recommendation addresses various issues, such as legal basis, necessity, proportionality, notice to data subjects, data retention and security in the use of drones. Finally, it makes recommendations for the future legislation in this area.

The English version of the recommendation is available in English under the following link:

About Adam Liber

Dr. Ádám Liber, LLM, CIPP/E, CIPM is a senior IT/Com, Privacy and Intellectual Property Lawyer in cooperation with the Budapest office of Baker & McKenzie. He has been a tech-savvy advisor to several multinational clients on issues relating to international data transfers, data security, privacy protection and complex outsourcing transactions. Ádám represents clients in connection with authorizations, investigations and audit procedures of the Hungarian Data Protection Authority (DPA), as well as concerning administrative court actions against decisions of the DPA. He holds a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Ádám is a frequent speaker on conferences and he regularly publishes articles concerning European and Hungarian data protection issues, freedom of information, direct marketing, unfair competition and IP. He is admitted to the Budapest Bar since 2010. Ádám is the General Secretary of the Hungarian Competition Law Association. He is fluent in English and German. E-mail: