A bill to prevent police drones from spying on civilians is coasting through the Florida Senate with the seeming effortlessness of the unmanned aerial vehicles it seeks to regulate.
If it becomes law, it will be an important victory for Floridians’ privacy rights. The prospect of small, unmanned aircraft peering down on residents’ day-to-day activities is no longer science fiction, and if legislators do not impose reasonable constraints, law enforcement will quickly increase its use of this rapidly expanding technology.
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