The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones in the construction industry is increasing, but contractors need to be aware of how to deploy them lawfully to reduce intrusion.
Drones can be used in many ways on a construction site including conducting aerial surveys, monitoring the activities of staff or subcontractors on sites and to view the site’s progress.
However, if used incorrectly drones can infringe the privacy rights of individuals due to those unconnected with the site being recorded without their knowledge.
Therefore, it is important to devise methods of providing individuals with notice that a drone is in use and how the images may be used and disclosed to reduce the risks of privacy intrusion.
Some things you can do to ensure this are:
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