Anafi Drone this product meets our minimum security standards
Parrot $699.99

Anafi Drone

Review Date 10/23/2019

This little drone, built a bit like a bug, isn't cheap. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for. In this case, you pay for 4k HDR video, fancy digital stabilization, a camera with an 180° view, 25-minutes of flight time, and some super smart AI that lets you pick a person to follow and then step back and let the drone do all the following. Fortunately with this pricey drone, you also get improved privacy and security features we've seen lacking in many of the cheaper consumer drones.

Minimum Security Standards

Five basic steps every company should take to protect consumer privacy. Learn more.

Overall Security Rating
5/5 star
Encryption
Yes
Anafi uses encryption by default. The drone uses WiFi to communicate with the remote controller and traffic is authenticated and encrypted using strong encryption.
Security updates
Yes
Software and firmware updates happen automatically for the drone and remote controller.
Strong password
Yes
The drone sets its own secure WiFi network to communicate with the phone/remote controller, and authentication is handled by the strong encryption key. There is no remote access at all to the drone system.
Manages vulnerabilities
Yes
There is no official bug bounty program, but the company performs regular security audits of Parrot products and suppliers. Security patches are made rapidly available when vulnerabilities are identified.
Privacy policy
Yes
Does it have a privacy policy?

Can it snoop on me?

Camera
Device: Yes | App: Yes
Microphone
Device: No | App: No
Tracks Location
Device: Yes | App: Yes

How does it handle privacy?

How does it share data?
Parrot shares your data with third parties for commercial purposes only with your consent.
Can you delete your data?
Yes
User friendly privacy info?
No
Parrot's privacy policy is written in complex legal language, which may not be accessible to an average consumer.
Links to privacy information
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What could happen if something went wrong

Last year when we reviewed consumer drones, too many of them had poor privacy and security. That's why it's nice to see the Parrot drone meet our Minimum Security Standards and take steps to protect users privacy. This drone costs $700, so you are paying a price to get that privacy and security. We would like to see more affordable consumer drones do a good job with privacy and security as well.P

How to contact the company

Phone Number (877) 972-7768
Live Chat None
Email None
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Updates

Review: Parrot Anafi Drone
IEEE Spectrum
Parrot reenters the consumer drone space with the innovative new Anafi, a US $700 consumer camera drone with a unique design and some unique features, coupled with the sort of thoughtful usability that we’ve come to expect from Parrot. We got a pretty good look at the drone in New York City, and have been trying one out over the past weeks.

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