Mar 052015
 
 March 5, 2015  Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Derrick Nunnally reports:

The Washington state House of Representatives passed a series of bills Wednesday to strengthen privacy rights against emerging incursions from surveillance technology and drone aircraft.

Under the bills sent to the Senate by wide, bipartisan margins, it would become a state misdemeanor and civil liability for a private citizen to use a drone to peep on another person, and police would need specific legislative permission to buy new drones or other types of advanced surveillance technology.

And a piece of technology already in use by police to sweep up data from cellphone signals would require a warrant for any future usage.

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