Tennessee’s Drone Privacy Statute

The Tennessee legislature has adopted privacy statutes that make it a crime to use an “unmanned aircraft to capture an image of an individual or privately owned real property with the intent to conduct surveillance on the individual or property captured in the image.”  Tennessee Code Annotated § 39-13-903.  There are exceptions if the drone user has the individual or real property owner’s consent or the drone user is a Tennessee licensed real estate broker as long as the use is “in connection with the marketing, sale, or financing of real property, provided that no individual is identifiable in the image.”  Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-13-902.