Fla. Senate Panel Passes Drone Privacy Bill

Law360, Miami (March 12, 2013, 6:56 PM EDT) -- A Florida Senate committee on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill that would limit the use and deployment of drones by law enforcement and state agencies to protect the privacy rights of residents.

The Florida Senate Judiciary Committee passed S.B. 92, the Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act, which sets rules for the use of drones without a warrant, while allowing exceptions for high-risk situations when swift action is necessary. The bill is an effort to limit the use of so-called unmanned aerial vehicles by law enforcement agencies...
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