Washington State Legislature Looks at UAV Privacy Bill

The Washington state legislature considered a bill on Thursday regarding privacy and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

State Rep. Jeff Morris, D-Mount Vernon, introduced the bill to ‘get rules in place before technology gets too far down the road,’ according to a report on website katu.com.

The bill would ‘ban the unauthorized use of drones, or other unmanned aircraft with sensing devices, in the airspace above private property.’ UAVs could be used above private property if the landowner grants permission.

In addition, the measure proposes that ‘unmanned aircraft could be flown over public land if it's flown in a manner that does not unreasonably interfere with the rights of others or isn't otherwise prohibited by law.’

The bill was heard before the House Technology and Economic Development Committee.

The full article on katu.com can be found here.

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