Privacy Rights and Drones

January 2016

Effective January 1, 2016, anyone who knowingly enters onto the land or into the airspace above the land of another person without permission to take certain unauthorized pictures or recordings is liable for physical or constructive invasion of privacy. Violators and accomplices are subject to penalties and fines. This law includes the use of drones armed with cameras. Civil Code §1708.8.

Please Note: This article is necessarily general in nature and is not a substitute for legal advice with respect to any particular case. Readers should consult with an attorney before taking any action affecting their interests.