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US agency releases privacy 'best practices' for drone use

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A Rakuten delivery drone to be used on a Japanese golf course is seen in a promotional video from the company.

Drone operators should also not use personal data without consent for employment eligibility, promotion, or retention; credit eligibility; or health care treatment eligibility other than when expressly permitted by and subject to the requirements of a sector-specific regulatory framework.

NTIA warns that the best practices proposed should not be construed to limit or diminish freedoms guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution, or replace or take precedence over any local, state, or federal law or regulation.

It announced draft rules in February last year which placed, among other things, limits on the size and height to which drones can fly, and also included curbs on their flights at nights and away from the visual line-of-sight of operators.

The best practices can help promote Department of Commerce priorities by allowing the drone industry "to grow, develop and innovate while helping to build consumer trust," said Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, in a statement.

Drone and industry groups have welcomed the new recommendations.

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