Illinois on Tuesday became the latest state to institute regulations of law enforcement’s use of drones.
The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Daniel Biss, a Democrat, was backed by the American Civil Liberties Union and signed into law by Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, the Associated Press reports.
The legislation will require law enforcement to get a search warrant before they can legally collect information using sophisticated, unmanned “drone” aircraft. Exceptions carved out by the law are made for when the Department of Homeland Security deems drone surveillance is needed to thwart a terrorist threat.