Indiana SB 299 is making its way through the state legislature, ignoring existing privacy and voyeurism state laws and instead goes down a slippery slope of identifying every unique case, every unique technology, and every unique scenario. Privacy and voyeurism laws should focus on the perpetrator and not imaging technology that is constantly changing.
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In addition, SB 299’s language raises concerns regarding actions that can be misconstrued as aerial voyeurism and is confusing as to the space surrounding another person’s dwelling, which is not clearly defined.
According to one Indiana lawmaker, “I don’t know what the difference is of having a UAV up 20 or 30 feet when I have a two-story house I’m up 20 or 30 feet. I’m looking out my window and I see the same thing as a UAV and I’m on the surrounding property, but I’m on my property.”
If passed in its current form, SB 299 has the potential to stifle the state’s growing UAV industry, and casts a negative perception of the commercial use of UAVs for aerial imaging.