Dronecentraal, a European retailer of drones, has advised all drones to be registered and tagged once purchased, the company said.
According to the retailer, the lack of regulation and European consensus continues to be a problem for the young industry. It is easy to purchase a drone with no restrictions. Tagging and registering drones can insure the drone operator can be held liable for damages or breaking laws.
Intelligence agencies are concerned about analyzing potential threats from civilian drones based on the difficulty of locating the operator should something happen.
In December 2015 the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published a formal technical opinion on the operation of drones, in 2016 and 2017, but it will take time before all European countries agree on the conditions and the implementation of it.
The EASA suggests self-registration, which means local authorities determine whether the operator will register the drone after purchase.
Dronecentraal specializes in high-end aviation technology and custom solutions for businesses and local government.