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Bill requiring warrants for drone use among those OKd by Legislature
Bill requiring warrants for drone use among those OKd by Legislature

California lawmakers voted Wednesday to require that law enforcement agencies obtain warrants to use drones for surveillance and appeared poised to pass legislation that would allow guns to be confiscated from people declared dangerous. Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R-Camarillo) said the expanded use of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, by law enforcement has pushed the boundaries of "our reasonable expectation of privacy," triggering a need for protection. It's the Legislature's duty, he said, to issue "guidelines for government to use these when they're monitoring human behavior." Gorell's measure would require the government to secure a...

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