French watchdog condemns Interior Ministry for unlawful use of drones to patrol lockdown

14 Jan 2021 / 16:33 H.

    PARIS, Jan 14 (Reuters) - French data privacy watchdog CNIL said on Thursday it had condemned the Interior Ministry for the unlawful use of drones to make sure people were respecting the COVID-19 lockdown.

    The regulator said in a statement it has issued a call to order against the ministry.

    CNIL said that to date, no law allows the ministry to use drones with cameras capturing images on which people can be identified.

    (Reporting by Mathieu Rosemain; Writing by Matthieu Protard; Editing by Alison Williams)

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