Privacy watchdog, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is very concerned about the advance of drone flights Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) of the pilot. According to the EFF, there is a risk that low-flying drones will collect all kinds of information about people through cameras and other sensors. That information can then possibly be shared with governments.

Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS)

In most Countries, drones are currently only allowed to be used within sight distance of the pilot. But thanks to technological and procedural innovations, drone flights over longer distances are slowly coming within reach. The drone then flies out of the pilot’s view. This is also called Beyond Visual line of Sight.

BVLOS flying brings all kinds of new applications, such as delivering parcels, transporting emergency medical supplies, or carrying out inspections over long distances. Many companies can’t wait to get started with BVLOS drone operations.