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Will Decision on Monitoring Hit Employers?

High Court Ruling Could Shape Privacy

Business Insurance

January 30, 2012

Scott L. Vernick discussed the Supreme Court's ruling that long-term police GPS monitoring of a suspected drug dealer constituted trespassing. Vernick discussed the implications this ruling may have on the private sector's use of digital devices, such as smartphones, to track employee's whereabouts.

"You certainly have nine judges who are determined to preserve privacy, and I could see some application to the workplace -- particularly if you did not tell the employees that that's what you were doing," Vernick said.

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