Thursday, May 21, 2015

Exclusive: Brickell Key Woman Says Drone Spied On Her As She Breastfed « CBS Miami

Exclusive: Brickell Key Woman Says Drone Spied On Her As She Breastfed « CBS Miami

"MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Imagine you’re in the privacy of your own home — possibly in a compromising position — and you turn around and  see a drone just a few feet from you. A Brickell Key woman says that’s what happened to her while she was breastfeeding her child earlier this week inside the family’s 12th floor condo."


I guess with this technology available now we are going to need new laws to protect us, and that's what is happening in Florida:

"Alessi’s privacy concerns are real, says Michelle Richardson with the American Civil Liberties Union. Richardson pointed to a new Florida law that will go into effect this summer — called the “Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act” as a good first step towards regulating drones. Richardson said the law will impose civil penalties on drone users that capture images of unknowing people on private property where a person has a reasonable expectation of privacy. “When you’re talking about looking into people’s homes and violating individual privacy, it’s an unchartered area,” Richardson said. “And we’re really doing this for the first time in Florida.”

1 comment:

IC_deLight said...

what good does such a law do any more than "protections" under a Constitution when homeowners are deemed to have agreed to anything in restrictive covenants, bylaws, "regulations and rules", etc. concerning HOA-burdened and condo-burdened property? Condos already often have declarations purporting to authorize entry/inspection at any time into an owner's unit without the consent of the owner. The owner is deemed to have given consent to "entry/inspection at any time" by purchasing the property. So it would be another futile law that offers HOA/condo denizens no protection from the conduct the law was supposedly there to prevent.