DJI affirmed its commitment to data protection and privacy as part of a presentation at The Commercial UAV Show in London.
As part of her morning keynote, Dr Barbara Stelzner, director for marketing and corporate communication and management committee member at DJI, talked about the company’s commitment to security and privacy.
The announcement follows the news that the US Interior Department has grounded its fleet of drones, many of which are supplied by DJI, over national security fears.
Dr Stelzner said: “DJI drones do not share flight routes, do not share pictures, do not share any data unless the pilot actively chooses to do so.
“We also provide, password data encryption and in the design of our products, we would like to point out, that it is possible to operate the drone via the professional pilot app without an internet connection. This is important for our most concerned customers like, for instance, police forces and government agencies.”
This comes after DJI outlined its disappointment at the US Interior grounding its drone fleet.
More recently though, at AirWorks 2019 in Los Angeles, DJI’s Mario Rebello took to the stage as part of a panel discussion to address data security concerns.
Rebello, DJI’s regional manager for North America and VP of government relations, was joined on stage by Troy Gonzalez, chief engineer at Booz Allen Hamilton, and Darrell West, VP and director at the Center for Technology Innovation at the Brookings Institution.
The trio sat down to discuss the current state and what the future holds for data security at DJI, in drones and emerging technology in the sector.
Watch a video of the discussion, captured by CDP, here: