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How to protect celebrities from paparazzi drones
How to protect celebrities from paparazzi drones

California was one of many states that strengthened its privacy laws after the shocking death of Princess Diana, who was fleeing paparazzi when her car crashed in a Paris tunnel in 1997. Since then, lawmakers have proposed a seemingly endless series of additions and tweaks to California statutes in response to the changing tactics of celebrity photographers. Their efforts, though, have often been too broad, impeding the public's access to news, or too narrowly tied to technologies with short shelf lives. Now, the Legislature is trying to grapple with the prospect of paparazzi using camera-equipped drones to bypass bodyguards and fences, monitoring celebrities from the air whenever...

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