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Posted on April 12 at 2:48 a.m.

I hope Grant Marcus gives kudos to Assemblyman Jeff Gorell who co-sponsored AB 1327 which protects our privacy from drones.

When will warrants be required?
9 (b) A law enforcement agency may use an unmanned aircraft system, or contract for the use of an unmanned aircraft system, if it has a reasonable expectation that the unmanned aircraft system will collect evidence relating to criminal activity and if it has obtained a warrant based on probable cause pursuant to this code.

When are warrants not required?
9 (c) A law enforcement agency, without obtaining a warrant, may use an unmanned aircraft system, or contract for the use of an unmanned aircraft system, in emergency situations, including, but not limited to, fires, hostage crises, and search and rescue operations on land or water.

AB 1327 also limits private citizens use of drones. Surveillance requires the subject’s permission.
14354. (a) A person or entity, other than a public agency subject to Section 14350 or a person or entity under contract to a public agency, for the purpose of that contract, shall not use an unmanned aircraft system, or contract for the use of an unmanned aircraft system, for the purpose of surveillance of another person without that person’s consent.

I hope we can all agree that our privacy must be preserved. With over 60 countries already building drones, let's not simply put our heads in the sand and think this thing will just go away. Support AB 1327

On The Droning of California

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