Experts warn police for espionage risk at stake DJI drones

Apr

22

2016

Several experts warn the Dutch government for the risks of the use of drones by the Chinese brand DJI. Police test these drones, but the manufacturer did share this week to be ready data with the Chinese government.

A spokesman for the Chinese manufacturer drone DJI gave this week Bloomberg opposite to that the company is in talks with the Chinese government on access to his data. This involves location, flight details and possible images that have made users. It is not clear whether the talks relating to users worldwide or only in China. In the privacy of the manufacturer is certain that data from the DJI Go app can pass through the servers of the company in China, Hong Kong and the US. DJI claims that users anyway receive a notification when their data is handed over to the authorities.

The communication DJI is speaking out for some experts following their concern to the government and industry. Luke van Oostrum of the start-up Delft Aerial Robotics, the Dutch police exercises with DJI drones and the Chinese company has a share of 70 percent in the market for professional drones. He confirms to BNR that two-way communication with the servers takes place: “He does not say that there just taken a screenshot, which will not soon see your data usage.”

Also Peter Wijninga the independent consulting firm The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies says that the police test DJI drones. He hopes that the government is aware of the risks “and that if they are going to actually use for deployment, including emergency services, they there against taking or all other purchasing models.” The police said BNR know no decision be taken on a possible purchase.

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