Florida Passes Law to Limit Drone Usage

The Dragonflyer X6, Unmanned Drone

The Dragonflyer X6, Unmanned Drone

A bill was passed and is on the way to the governor that would limit drone usage by law enforcement. It prohibits law enforcement from using unmanned aircraft to gather evidence unless they first obtain a warrant, or if other exceptions apply, such as tracking a fleeing suspect or to prevent imminent protection of life. Also, it creates a cause of action, meaning that an aggrieved party can sue for violations of this law by the government. This law is a definite victory for the protection of individual privacy rights in Florida. One of the co-introducers of the bill is Sen. Lizbeth Benaquisto, the Senator for much of Southwest Florida.

http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2013/0092/BillText/c2/HTML

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