CASA says it can’t ensure drone privacy

A commercial drone under trial by Australian startups Flirtey and Zookal could be used for textbook delivery. Credit: The PR Group

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) lacks the resources to police privacy of commercial drones, according to CASA director John McCormick.

At a hearing Friday morning of the Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs, McCormick said CASA was set up only to ensure the safety of flying machines and does not have the capability to do privacy tests on unmanned vehicles.

“We’re interested in the safety of the vehicle, not the payload that the vehicle is carrying,” he said. “We certainly do not have the sort of resources or the budget to do the sort of operation to give it justice on the privacy side,” he said.

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