What if a delivery drone falls on your head? Thorny legal questions loom as services increase

What if a delivery drone falls on your head? Thorny legal questions loom as services increase

Emerging delivery drone technology raises questions and concerns about privacy, liability, and noise levels. There are few legal precedents or existing laws based specifically on drones.

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Drones fly lower than helicopters which brings up questions of property owners’ airspace and what type of data these drones are allowed to collect.

If a delivery drone were to injure a person or damage property the liability would likely fall on the drone operator or their employer.

Some delivery drone services have been criticized for being too loud, an issue that would likely be regulated by local governments.

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