DJI drones could be banned from the US due to alleged risk to national security

The DJI Phantom Pro 4 V2.0 sitting on a rock
(Image credit: DJI)

DJI drones could be banned in the US if FCC commissioner Brendan Carr has them moved onto the Federal Communications Commission 'Covered List'. If the plea is successful, DJI will join Huawei, ZTE Corporation and three others on a list of companies deemed to pose an unacceptable risk to national security. 

In the last few years the best camera drones have become more popular with amateur and professional photographers as priced have dropped. DJI drones are made in Shenzhen, China – and Carr has accused the company of collecting vast amounts of data. In other words, acting as Chinese surveillance.  

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.