House Bill Would Require Warrants For Drone Use

Law360, New York (June 8, 2012, 8:46 PM EDT) -- Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga., proposed a bill Thursday to rein in the use of domestic, unmanned drones by requiring the federal government to obtain warrants to use the surveillance method in most instances, in an attempt to address widespread privacy concerns raised by lawmakers and advocacy groups.

The Republican lawmaker's proposal — H.R. 5925, Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act — would prohibit the federal government from using drones to gather evidence or other information, including information pertaining to the investigation of regulatory violations, thereby subjecting...
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