The European Commission is proposing the EU “set strict standards for the operation of civilian drones,” European Voice reports, including “rules on safety, security and the protection of personal data.” The commission has recommended privacy be continually monitored as “the capacity to store ever-increasing amounts of data may raise ethical and data protection concerns.” European Commissioner for Transport Siim Kallas said, “Many people, including myself, have concerns about drones' safety and security … Now is the time to act because the industry is still in its infancy.” Meanwhile, ZD Net reports The Netherlands’ Parliament “has approved legislation that will allow drones to be used for video surveillance of the country's citizens.”
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