In this article, we take a look at a three-month public consultation issued by the Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong (“CAD”) on 3 April 2018 on the regulation of unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”), more commonly known as drones. The rise in popularity of drones have led to an increased awareness of the potential risks associated with UASs, including concerns around personal injury and invasion of privacy. The consultation was launched in an effort to keep pace with international regulatory practices for UASs and to introduce new regulations that protect public safety without hindering the technological advancements or use of UASs.

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