TechBubble Weekly - Spanish Commercial Ban On Drones & Possible Privacy Issues

Adam Milton-Barker | Aug 29, 2014 | Drones and Robotics | 1513
Recently I wrote an editorial about how people/businesses are using Drones for hobbies/commercial projects. Not long after the editorial was published, I learned about a ban that had been placed on commercial drone usage in Spain. News of the ban brought a conversation to our Facebook page at: where I briefly discussed the ban and some possible outcomes/areas of law that even personal usage of drones may be affected by. On April 7th 2014, a memo released by the La Agencia Estatal de Seguridad AĆ©rea (AESA) ( The State Aviation Safety Agency ) said that to avoid misunderstandings the use of these types of machines for commercial purposes is not aloud and never has been. One of the concerns that came up with one of our Facebook fans was that possibly a privacy law which relates to the use of dash-cams in Spain, could actually affect hobbyists that use drones. For now, if you have a drone that takes videos or photos it is best to seek legal advice before using it in public. I will try to keep you as up to date as possible through our social pages and website, feel free to join in the conversations if you have thoughts about any of our editorials.