CLU-NC Applauds Bipartisan Bill to Limit Drone Use in North Carolina
“We applaud this bipartisan group of lawmakers for coming together in the interest of protecting privacy rights for all North Carolinians,” said Sarah Preston, Policy Director for the ACLU-NC. “Across the country, law enforcement agencies are greatly expanding their use of domestic drones to conduct
H.B. 312, the “Preserving Privacy Act of 2013,” would prohibit individuals and government agencies, including law enforcement, from using a drone to gather evidence or other data on individuals without first obtaining a warrant that shows probable cause of
The bill’s primary sponsors are Representatives Mitchell Setzer (R-Catawba), Tim Moffit (R-Buncombe), Duane Hall (D-Wake), and Pricey Harrison (D-Guilford).
The city council of Monroe, North Carolina, recently gave its police department approval to purchase a $44,000 drone equipped with a rotating