Iowa lawmakers are working on new rules to protect Iowans’ privacy concerning drones.
Lawmakers voted unanimously Wednesday for a proposal to regulate the use of drone cameras. It would prevent individuals, state agencies and even law enforcement from recording video on remote-controlled aerial vehicles without the subject’s permission.
In most cases, police would need to get a search warrant.
State leaders say privacy laws need to catch up with all the new technology.
“We could have individuals using them to fly over your private property and film you in the backyard in your swimming pool and then put it on the internet. We want to prevent that from happening. We want to have some privacy,” says Rep. Jarad Klein.
The Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee is now discussing drone legislation.