Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA) Introduces Bill to Curb Use of Domestic Drones


Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA) has introduced the “Preserving Freedom From Unwarranted Surveillance Act”

It is explicitly crafted to curb the the use of domestic surveillance drones and requires the use of such drones to be subjected to the same standards for any other wiretap or search warrant.

Here are the specifics:

  • Purpose – To protect individual privacy against unwarranted governmental intrusion through the use of unmanned aerial vehicles commonly called drones.


  • Prohibits the federal government from using a drone to gather evidence or other information including information pertaining to the investigation of regulatory violations without a warrant.


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