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Drones flying over the law

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), alternatively known as drones, are becoming more and more popular in the world and inevitably becoming part of our everyday lives. Drone has no pilot on board and the control is carried out automatically via technical aids or pre-programmed flight.
Therefore, drones have already been introduced to provide a number of services, including air photography and filming, freight transport, agriculture, infrastructure monitoring, mapping, law enforcement and rescue operations, military attacks and intelligence, border guard, security services, etc.

However, it is necessary to solve the problems associated with them, such as the high cost of drones, flammability, short life and flight times, and the complexity of their management before widespread introduction of drones. However, the biggest obstacle to widespread deployment of UAVs are the legal problems that can be solved only by the legislator. The problem could be solved by introducing amendments to the legislation of the European Union and the legislation of different countries or creation of a separate drone law.
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Authors:
KATRIN SARAP
Attorney at law, Partner
Direct: (+372) 66 76 451
Mobile: (+372) 56 63 33 02
ks@njordlaw.ee

GERTRUD SEIN
Associate, Tallinn
Direct: (+372) 66 76 440
Mobile: (+372) 53 30 40 80
gs@njordlaw.ee

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