House Lawmakers Push Bipartisan Drone Privacy Bill

Law360, New York (February 15, 2013, 4:35 PM EST) -- A pair of House lawmakers on Thursday floated the first bipartisan legislation to limit the use of unmanned domestic drones by the government and commercial sector, in an effort to establish privacy protections for citizens as the prevalence of this surveillance technology grows.

The Preserving American Privacy Act of 2013 — sponsored by Reps. Ted Poe, R-Texas, and Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif. — would prohibit the private use of drones to capture “any visual image, sound recording or other physical impression" of individuals without their consent, and...
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