Parrot and WISeKey aim to set global data protection standards

French drone manufacturer Parrot has partnered with digital security specialist WISeKey to reinforce protection of data collected and transmitted by Parrot craft. As part of that, the pair will also work toward a more ambitious goal of hardware and communication system protection of data that may serve as the basis for global security standards for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

Anticipation drone ID requirements

The partnership seeks to improve and standardize data protection in UAV across the board. Its first practical objective is to ensure security of drones and their users when identification of craft becomes mandatory. For those transmissions, Parrot and WISeKey will create features for UAV and controlling systems to assure that drone ID information itself is trustworthy – yet also accessible only to authorized recipients. 

The project also aims to further tighten protection of data UAVs gather and owners of that information alike. Both risking becoming…