Swedish Woman Encounters Peeping Drone and Nebulous Drone Laws

With the massive inundation of recreational drones across the globe comes a terribly necessary discussion pitting privacy against personal freedoms. With camera-drones capable of whirring past bedroom windows with ease, a grey area involving invasive surveillance and citizens’ rights quickly presents itself. According to The Local, a 22-year-old woman was thrust into that nebulous discussion when a drone hovered outside her bedroom balcony on Wednesday. 

While Swedish law prohibits snapping pictures of people in private situations (such as bedrooms, bathrooms, dressing rooms, etc.), the police are currently marking this as non-abusive photography. “In general, you can film and photograph,” explained Mårten Schultz, a professor of civil law at Stockholm University. “It is part of our strong tradition of the freedom of information.” 

While Swedes are likely proud and grateful for their unwavering support for civil liberties and freedom of information, ... read more at: http://www.thedrive.com/tech/22124/swedish-woman-encounters-peeping-drone-and-nebulous-drone-laws