NYCLU Sues Over GPS Tracking of State Employee’s Personal Car

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The New York Civil Liberties Union today filed a lawsuit in state court challenging the New York State Department of Labor’s warrantless planting of a GPS tracking device on an employee’s personal car.

The device, planted as part of an investigation into workplace misconduct, tracked the whereabouts of 30-year Department of Labor employee Michael Cunningham and his family for at least a month, including during evenings, weekends and while the family went on vacation out of state.

“Your boss can’t sit in the backseat of your car and watch you, your wife and your children 24 hours a day, but that’s exactly what the Department of Labor did to Mr. Cunningham,” said NYCLU Executive Director Donna Lieberman. “The courts have already prohibited police from using GPS devices to track people without a warrant. We’re confident they will hold the government agencies to the same standard. The only thing scarier than having a police officer secretly track you is having your boss secretly track you.”

via NYCLU Files Suit Challenging GPS Tracking of State Employee’s Personal Car | New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) – American Civil Liberties Union of New York State.

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