As the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro approach, Brazilian authorities are drafting new regulations over the domestic use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) Civil Aviation Secretary Rafael Jose Botelho said on Thursday, April 16.Brazilian authorities seek to present new drone-regulating legislation before the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The country seeks to use the unmanned aerial vehicles for surveillance purposes at the next year’s athletics event.
During the LAAD Defense and Security exhibition, Botelho told delegates that Brazil needs “to have enforceable legislation before the Olympic Games.”
The new legislation could include a ban on flying civilian drones over unsuspecting individuals. Those under drone surveillance — for instance, during a sporting event or protest — might have to formally consent, according to Brazilian press reports.