“Reasonable expectation of privacy” is a term borrowed from constitutional law, which requires that the police obtain a search warrant if they wish to conduct a search in a place where you would have a reasonable expectation of privacy. Imprisonment for up to six months, a $500 fine, or both. That the viewing took place at a place where the victim had a reasonable expectation of privacy. That's why Sarvis stresses the importance to be mindful of where you’re flying your drone, while also following FAA regulations and knowing the laws. DJI’s latest Ronin gimbals face stock shortages o... DJI Fly update reportedly increases Mavic Mini’s ... Singapore man faces eight charges over illegal drone fl... You’re reading DroneDJ — experts who break news about DJI and the wider drone ecosystem, day after day. “Some of the drones that are coming out now have zoom cameras that are built right into them,” said Sarvis. Be aware that they can be conscious of you flying and not aware that you aren’t taking pictures of them, it’s easy to be misinterpreted that’s for sure,” said Sarvis. The Constitution requires that criminal statutes be sufficiently definite and clear so as to give citizens advance notice of the conduct that is prohibited. The new law will require police to determine if the person behind the act knowingly or intentionally used the drone for footage before a fine can be given. Buy your next drone through directly from manufacturers, such as DJI, Parrot, Yuneec or retailers like Amazon, B&H, BestBuy or eBay. Notifications can be turned off anytime in the browser settings. How should you handle your nosy neighbors—and their binoculars? To check to see if state law prohibits something, go to www.findlaw.com and click on the "For Legal Professionals" or "For Attorneys" or equivalent site. Pennsylvania introduces “Unlawful Use of Unmanned Aircraft” law. He also contributes to the other sites in the 9to5Mac group such as; 9to5Mac, 9to5Google, 9to5Toys and Electrek. Peeping Tom laws generally make it a crime to view and/or photograph or film a person without his or her consent. But anyway. Drone expert and professor at Harrisburg University, Albert Sarvis says part of the problem the fact that camera capabilities in drones have advanced in the last year. “What our officers will have to do is they’ll have to follow up and investigate, have we ever seen this drone before, do we know who may operate this drone," Ditty added. Peeping Tom statutes differ from state to state, but they usually require: That the victim did not realize he or she was being viewed; That the victim was fully or partially naked, and Right-to-Know Law; house. [[AdMiddle]There are some states, such as Missouri, where the Peeping Tom law prohibits any secret viewing of a person without their consent, regardless of whether the perpetrator is using a camera, binoculars, or just the naked eye, so to speak.