As part of our technology focus, we have legal advisory experience in the area of Drones from a commercial and healthcare perspective. We work with clients who are innovators in the area of Drones and healthcare.
We partnered with EDIT (Expo for Design. Innovation. & Technology) which took place in Toronto in October 2017, where Katherine Kolnhofer curated and hosted a panel on the use of Drones (UAVs) in facilitating healthcare initiatives, which included Transport Canada. She explored the various liability risks, privacy concerns and insurance coverage issues. The EXPO was an international event which partnered with the UNDP and was supported by high profile sponsors and world renowned innovators.
As Drones enter the commercial and healthcare market, Canada is developing a Regulatory framework to address the privacy and liability risks, and is mandating liability insurance for Drone operators. Insurers are also seeking to utilize Drones to monitor and assess losses in catastrophic environmental situations or difficult to reach loss zones. Emerging, is the use of Drones by organizations in specialized industries such as mining, oil and gas to monitor equipment for the purposes of loss prevention and mitigation.
In Canada, UAV operators must apply for a Special Flights Operations Certificate (SFOC), follow the rules in the Canadian Aviation Regulations, respect the Criminal Code, and adhere to any applicable municipal, provincial, and territorial laws that may apply. We provide legal support to our clients at every stage of UAV operations, from application through to Regulatory compliance.