Drones can provide users with a bird’s eye view of society that has not been available before.  As use becomes more widespread, so does the need for regulation of security and privacy, according to Parke Lawyers.

It is vital that regulators stay on top of this ever-developing technology, Parke Lawyers Managing Director Jim Parke says. “This is a must to prevent a repeat of the sort of security risk presented by the recent drone assassination attempt in Venezuela and to prevent personal privacy being compromised.”

Mr Parke says the use of drones also presents new and exciting commercial opportunities.

“For photographers, real estate agents, architects, builders, building inspectors, farmers, security workers, traffic authorities, law enforcement officers and the like, it is not difficult to see that the use of drone photography or videos can enhance operations.

“The opportunities are almost endless and it can no longer be said that the sky is the limit,” Mr Parke says. “However, with regulation varying from nation to nation, state to state and even from council to council, it is important that those wanting to take advantage of the opportunities to understand how they can operate within the law.”

In an ever-changing technological world, Parke Lawyers has business law specialists who keep abreast of developments and can provide relevant, up-to-date advice to those wishing to use drones or any other form of aerial imagery for commercial purposes.

“Before taking flight with a drone, it is important to have a full understanding of what you are seeking to achieve and whether or not it is lawful to do so.  Good advice can reduce the risk of costly litigation regarding security, privacy and trespass issues,” Mr Parke says.