Update on Drones

On January 1, 2016, Civil Code Section 1708.8 was amended to provide that a person commits a physical invasion of privacy by entering into the air space above the land of another to photograph or record private events.

Also, Senate Bill 142 created a new Civil Code Section 1708.10 which states that use of a drone less than 350 feet above ground level without express authority is a trespass.  This makes it possible for drone operators to be subject to civil lawsuit if they fly at less than 350 feet above private property.

Jamie Handrick, Esq.