Bill Regulating Use of UAVs Comes to Utah

Posted by UAO Staff on January 31, 2014 No Comments
Categories : Policy & Regulations

As in several states, a bill regarding the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has found its way into the Utah state legislature.

State Sen. Howard Stephenson, R-Draper, introduced the bill, which ‘would prohibit using [UAVs] for gathering information without a warrant except in special circumstances – such as if someone gives written consent, if a person's life or safety is in danger, or in emergency situations,’ according to an article by The Salt Lake Tribune.

The article notes that the bill ‘would apply to state and local governments, regulatory agencies, and law enforcement.’

In addition to the proposed limits on usage, the bill also calls for the destruction of information collected by UAVs within 24 hours, ‘unless the deletion would also erase data related to the operation.’

The full article is available here.

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