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Texas drone bill sparks a battle

Jaikumar Vijayan | May 20, 2013
Media groups, and even some privacy advocates slam Texas effort to limit drone use as a threat to free speech.

The protests in Texas highlight the challenges involved in keeping both sides happy, said Jennifer Lynch, an attorney at Electronic Frontier Foundation.

"This piece of legislation goes way too far," in limiting drone use, she said. "It contains the most broad language of any of the pieces of legislation I have seen so far." she noted.

As the FAA starts issuing more licenses expect to see more such challenges to state drone privacy laws, Lynch added..

 

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