DJI to Add “Local Data Mode” to Phantom, Inspire, Mavic, Spark Drones


In order to reply to U.S. Army’s ban of DJI gear over unspecified “cyber vulnerabilities”, DJI recently has announced a “local data mode” or “offline mode” to all of their drones such as DJI Phantom, DJI Inspire, DJI Mavic Pro, and DJI Spark. The new feature should arrive before the end of September.

According to Brendan Schulman, the company’s VP of Policy and Legal Affairs, in a press release.

“We are creating local data mode to address the needs of our enterprise customers, including public and private organizations that are using DJI technology to perform sensitive operations around the world.”

“DJI is committed to protecting the privacy of its customers’ photos, videos and flight logs. Local data mode will provide added assurances for customers with heightened data security needs.”