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Privacy from drones in WI

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Some state lawmakers are working to protect your privacy by limiting the use of drones.

The bi-partisan plan is designed to make sure drones aren't spying on anyone or that they don't carry weapons.

Lawmakers say the bill wouldn't restrict them in public areas.

"It's just in our homes, in the spaces where we expect we're not going to have a two-foot drone outside our windows taping us while we're in the bathroom. Nobody wants that," says democrat Chris Taylor of Madison.

Law enforcement would still be allowed to use drones for things like manhunts, or when public safety is at imminent risk.

But even police would be restricted in their use in other cases, unless they have a warrant.

The writers of the bill say they've received some good, early feedback.

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