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The ‘Preserving American Privacy Act’ would ban weaponizing of drones, warrantless use

The newly introduced Preserving American Privacy Act (PAPA) in the House is a bill designed to constrain the usage of invasive drone technology, and to prevent the weaponization of the tools, known officially as ‘unmanned aircraft systems.’

The full text of the proposed bill can be found here. Reps. Zoe Lofgren and Ted Poe are its co-sponsors, giving it initial bipartisan momentum. In an emailed statement to TNW, both Representatives cited constitutional rights as part of their worry about encroaching drone usage.

So are they serious about passing this? Or is this just a bipartisan effort to gain support and money from digital activists?

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