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AB-1292 Unmanned aircraft systems: delivery services.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/19/2021 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1292


Introduced by Assembly Member Chau

February 19, 2021


An act to add Title 1.81.49 (commencing with Section 1798.99.90) to Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code, relating to privacy.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1292, as introduced, Chau. Unmanned aircraft systems: delivery services.
Existing state law, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, grants a consumer various rights with respect to personal information, as defined, that is collected or sold by a business, as defined.
This bill would authorize an unmanned aircraft system, as defined, that is used by a business to deliver consumer products to a person in this state to be used by a business to collect, use, and retain audio, geolocation, and visual information only when reasonably necessary and proportionate to achieve the delivery purposes for which the information was collected or processed. Except as provided, the bill would require the business to destroy that information upon completion or realization of those purposes. The bill would define terms for its purposes.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Title 1.81.49 (commencing with Section 1798.99.90) is added to Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code, to read:

TITLE 1.81.49. Unmanned Aircraft Systems

1798.99.90.
 For purposes of this title:
(a) “Delivery purpose” means the optimization of the unmanned aircraft system’s commercial operations.
(b) “Unmanned aircraft system” has the same meaning as defined in Section 853.5 of the Government Code.

1798.99.91.
 (a) An unmanned aircraft system that is used by a business to deliver consumer products to a person in this state may be used by that business to collect, use, and retain audio, geolocation, and visual information, only when reasonably necessary and proportionate to achieve the delivery purposes for which the information was collected or processed.
(b) Except as required by federal law, the business may retain the information described in subdivision (a) only for the delivery purposes for which it was collected and shall destroy that information upon completion or realization of those purposes.