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Security and privacy The future Drones are particularly vulnerable to cyber attacks and privacy infringements. Cyber security will be an important consideration as Drones rely on data links for command, control and navigation without encryption. Being so vulnerable to jamming, interception and manipulation it is hardly a surprise that ‘Drone hackers’ are establishing and targeting this area for hostilities. Going forward, the quality and evidence of ‘risk management’ that operators can provide will influence the varying terms, conditions, excess and ultimately price they will pay to secure the required coverage. Liability in the event of damage or bodily injury arising from an incident is subject to some uncertainty. Generally, a human operator would retain this liability but a technical malfunction or malicious attack outside of their ability to control could lead to claims against wider parties. Privacy concerns are also a strong issue. Some local jurisdictions within the US debating legislation authorising individuals to shoot down Drones believed to be infringing their privacy. These considerations would drive demand for Professional Indemnity cover and require operators to perform Privacy Impact Assessments due to the inadvertent filming of individuals. The potential of Drones within the industry remains an exciting one with the ability to enhance a number of areas. However, to ensure the technology is used safely and responsibly and the risk is managed effectively, it is important to consider the insurance implications and the coverage required to minimise your exposure. Sutton Winson is a specialist Insurance Broker in the Broadcast & Media industry and is able to help you manage your business risks. To discuss your insurance requirements, please contact Leighton Chenery on leighton. chenery@swib.co.uk, call 07976 327 407 or visit www.suttonwinson.com Which one fits you? Reliability and safety first For more details contact: IDX Technology 01753 547692 www.idx-europe.co.uk KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 108 DECEMBER 2015 | 47