CybAero comments on the Supreme Court ruling
On the 21-10-2016, the Supreme Court announced its verdict regarding photography from drones, in a process driven by the Data Inspection Board, The Court ruled that an unmanned vehicle with a camera can be equated to a surveillance camera, which requires special permission for use.
The court referred the case to the Administrative Court for consideration of the conditions under which permission for surveillance would be granted. By law, authorization for video surveillance must only be given if the benefit of such monitoring outweighs the individual's interest in not being under surveillance.
- We have to see what the administrative court decides on the issue of permissions. The actual decision will not affect our business or sales of the APID One systems in the short term, says CEO Rolf Schytt in a statement. In Sweden, we market our products to companies, the emergency services and to the defense sector, who are not affected by the decision. Currently, the majority of our existing and potential customers are overseas, where regulations differ from Sweden.
Our new Service business is not affected by this judgment either, as in this area, we also work internationally. And for the orders we have in Sweden, they contain payloads other than cameras.
It is a shame that the benefits to the public will suffer, and that this judgment inhibits a growing industry. We assume that new rules that are tailored for the industry and for the purpose of using cameras on unmanned systems are developed as a matter of urgency.
- We do not see that this directly affects either the sale of the APID One or of our services, however, we do see the need for modernization of Swedish legislation, so that it is in step with technological development, continued Rolf Schytt.
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CybAero develops and manufactures Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) for safer and more effective aerial operations in various environments, including those hazardous in nature. The company has made a great international impact with its APID One helicopter, which can be adapted for both military and civilian applications such as coastal and border surveillance, search and rescue missions, and mapping. CybAero’s head office is located in the Mjärdevi Science Park in Linköping, Sweden. The company has around 50 employees and has been listed on the Nasdaq First North since 2007. FNCA Sweden AB is the company's certified adviser.