FL Limits Use of Drones in Surveillance
TALLAHASSEE—Look up in the sky, Florida, it's okay. The odds of getting caught on a state or local government-operated camera just went down.
On Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott signed into law limiting how police can use unmanned drones for surveillance.
"This is something all Floridians should be proud of," Scott said. "We shouldn't have unreasonable surveillance of ourselves."
The legislation taps into national anxieties that span across all political ideologies, from tea party libertarians who want a reduced role of government in their private lives to left-leaning groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union, who are concerned about law enforcement overreach and the due process of law.