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Lords call for registration of all civilian drones

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A report by the House of Lords EU Committee recommended establishing a database of all the drones being flown in the UK.

The database would keep a log of any civilian drone and their pilots, allowing police greater powers to enforce flight rules and tighten up safety restrictions.

The report addresses the growing concerns surrounding drone safety, as civilian drone use is rapidly increasing in the UK. The report supports the European Commission’s proposals for drone use legislation across the EU, which calls for a more sophisticated air traffic control system.

Drones can be purchased for under £100 but the majority of consumers are unaware of the rules governing their usage. The report comes as part of a movement towards creating an increasing awareness of safety restrictions.

For more on the increasing reach of drones and the growing fears surrounding privacy, check out the next issue of Stateless, landing March 11th.

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