Considerati Drones Workshop The Hague

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2 October, 2013

After the success of our workshop in Brussels, Considerati decided to do a second workshop on the privacy aspects of drones in The Hague. The workshop will take place on 23 October 2013 at The Hague Security Delta.

Drones technology develops extremely fast. These unmanned aeroplanes are getting ever smaller and faster, and can be equipped with very sensitive sensors. Although drones are currently mostly used in military settings, they can be used for a whole range of non-military purposes. Drones could for example be very useful for law enforcement purposes such as surveillance, or for non-law enforcement purposes such as surveillance of dikes or as support for fire fighters.

The specific technical nature and application of drones comes with questions, though. Under what circumstances are drones allowed to collect information and store data? When are drones allowed to record their surroundings? Which parts of the collected information can be used by authorities? What rights do individuals have? What are the limitations for the use of drones for non-law enforcement purposes? These and other questions will soon be relevant for any organisation that will work with drones.

To give you a head start in this difficult subject matter, Considerati, Aerialtronics and The Hague Security Delta invite you to join our seminar on the civil-rights aspects of the use of drones, with a special focus on privacy. Lucas van Oostrum of Aerialtronics will show what possibilities and limitations the current use of drones have in the non-law enforcement sector. Bart Schermer and Marjolein van der Heide of Considerati conducted the first scientific research regarding the privacy aspects of drones. They will share their conclusions with you during the seminar. The programme of the seminar can be found below.

Please note that the seminar will be held in Dutch

To attend the seminar, please register by sending an e-mail with your name, company and position to Marjolein van der Heide. For more information, use our contact form or call +31 20 737 0069.


14:00: Welcome (Ton Wagemans)

14:15: Introduction on the use of drones for non-law enforcement purposes (Lucas van Oostrum)

14:45: Introduction on privacy (Bart Schermer)

15:00: The developments in privacy legislation in the EU (Bart Schermer)

15:15: The privacy aspects of drones in enforcement (Bart Schermer)

15:45: The privacy aspects of drones in non-law enforcement (Bart Schermer)

16:15 – 16:30: Break

16:30: The future of drones – an open discussion on the use and regulation of drones (Ton Wagemans, Bart Schermer, Lucas van Oostrum)

17:00: Conclusions and questions

17:15: Drinks

Jonathan Toornstra

Legal Consultant

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