Drone-jacking: The perils and possibilities

14 Jun 2017

BLM partner Nick Gibbons examines some of the potential pitfalls of drone technology, and the legal and other protections that may be necessary to prevent drone-jacking and hacking, in an article published in V3, a publication focused upon digital transformation in business technology.

Typically, when the conversation moves to the subject of drone-jacking, people immediately envisage a Hollywood-style breach of national security - probably in or around the White House - before Will Smith leaps in to save the day.

However, attacks on this technology represent very real risks for the growing number of businesses using drones for more ‘everyday' purposes, such as engineers surveying buildings and infrastructure, ecommerce giants sending deliveries by drone, or companies gathering surveillance for insurance claims.

Click here to be directed to the V3 website to read the article in full.

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Disclaimer: This document does not present a complete or comprehensive statement of the law, nor does it constitute legal advice. It is intended only to highlight issues that may be of interest to customers of BLM. Specialist legal advice should always be sought in any particular case.

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