US Warns of Privacy Concerns from Chinese Drone Companies

Chinese drone companies may be putting American drone data at risk, according to a warning issued by the US Department of Homeland Security.

Due to the growing use of popular Chinese drones by American consumers, the DHS sent out an alert to ensure American businesses are aware of the privacy risks associated with drone pilots who are improperly trained in data security.

While the alert focused on drones used in service to national security and American infrastructure, the DHS warning is being applied to all drones purchased from Chinese manufacturers.

DJI, the leading drone developer in the market, said it has taken steps to ensure all client data remains secure.

“We give customers full and complete control over how their data is collected, stored, and transmitted,” the firm said in a statement.

The billion dollar company further emphasized the security of their products due to customer settings available to all their products. “We provide drones that do not transfer data to DJI or via the internet, and our customers can enable all the precautions DHS (Department of Homeland Security) recommends,” DJI said.

The DHS alert warns drone pilots to “understand how to properly operate and limit your device’s access to networks” in order to avoid “theft of information.”

Luckily, the security of your data has been a primary concern of Suntuity AirWorks since Day 1.

In order to ensure complete and total privacy for your data, we’ve instituted complete security checks, along with specific software implementations, to ensure all client data remains securely in their control.

Click here to read more about the DHS warning and how it may be impacting drone hobbyists and small UAV operations across the nation.

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