Bill Seeks To Limit Use Of Drones In U.S.

Two members of Congress have co-sponsored legislation intended to limit the use of drones in the U.S. and make their use more transparent to the public. 

The bill — dubbed the “Preserving American Privacy Act” and co-sponsored by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Ted Poe (R-TX) — would require the government to obtain a warrant before collecting private information from citizens via drones. It would also ban the use of weaponized drones. 

In a statement to The Next Web, Lofgren said: “The expanded use of drones on U.S. soil raises serious Constitutional and civil liberties issues that Congress needs to address.”

“As we enter this uncharted world of drone technology, Congress must be proactive and establish boundaries for drone use that safeguard the Constitutional rights of Americans,” Poe added in the statement. 

Read the full text of the bill here

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