California Bill Won’t Nullify Drone Spying

They’re coming. Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), have been cleared to use the public airspace since the Federal Aviation Administration Modernization and Reform Act passed last year. It is now up to the states to integrate this emerging technology with handouts to pay for them from the Department of Homeland Security. In California, Assembly…

What States and Localities Can Do About Drones

PRIVACY PROTECTION: BAN ON THE USE OF DRONES BY FEDERAL AND STATE AGENCIES Charlottesville, Va., passed a resolution that urged the state of Virginia to adopt a two-year moratorium on drones (which it did), urged both Virginia and the U.S. Congress to prohibit information obtained from the domestic use of drones from being introduced into…

Julian California Residents Voice Their Opposition To Drone Testing

Residents of San Diego county are justifiably concerned that new drone technology will soon be tested over their homes and schools. The area has recently been approved as an official FAA drone testing site. The people of Julian, California, in San Diego County, packed a crowded forum on the test site hosted by Back Country Voices. The event brought together a…

Governor Brown Vetoes California Electronic Privacy Protection

For the third straight year, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed common sense electronic privacy legislation, ensuring that California remains behind the rest of the country when it comes to technology law and policy. Gov. Brown vetoed SB 467, an EFF-sponsored bill that would have required state law enforcement officials to obtain a search warrant in…

Drone Development Has Exceeded The Pace Of The Law

Perhaps any technology born for war and covert surveillance was fated to struggle in its attempt to make a transition to domestic life. That is certainly the case for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or unmanned aerial systems (UAS), better known as “drones,” which are experiencing an arduous journey from foreign battlefields to the public airspace…

Concerned Citizens on Drone Testing In San Diego County: Petition for Accountability and Transparency

Concerned Citizens on Drone Testing In San Diego County Petition for Accountability and Transparency We the Citizens of San Diego County in the State of California Require Federal and State Regulations Concerning Safety, Environmental Impact and the Protection of our Rights to Privacy. “We the People” of the State of California DID NOT ‘ENACT Bill…

San Diego Sheriff’s Department Fights To Keep Drone Facts A Secret

America’s expansion of domestic drones is becoming an issue of public discussion, but some don’t want it to be that way. The San Diego Sheriff’s Department is now under fire for not being forthcoming with the facts about its own plans for UAVs. The website Muckrock.com wants to know more about the San Diego, California…