New Fla. Drone Privacy Law Could Trigger Litigation Wave

Law360, Miami (May 15, 2015, 4:31 PM EDT) -- A drone privacy bill signed into law Thursday by Florida Gov. Rick Scott that bans drone surveillance of private people without their consent could create a wave of litigation for insurance and construction companies that use drones for aerial surveying and trigger First Amendment challenges from news organizations.

Scott signed S.B. 766, dubbed the Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act, which last month passed both houses of the state Legislature with broad support. The new law creates a private right of action for people who claim they...
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