Aperil 26, 2013
Police, sheriffs and other law enforcement agencies won’t be able to use drones to spy on Floridians except in special emergencies under a law that takes effect July 1.
Gov. Rick Scott signed the “Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act” Thursday, making Florida the third state in the nation — along with Idaho and Virginia — to impose such a ban.
Bill sponsor Sen. Joe Negron, a self-described libertarian, said the prohibition is necessary to protect people’s privacy.