GPS Tracking of Insured Drivers. Potential For Pay-by-Mile Snooping?

GPS tracking of insured drivers is nothing new to the industry. The proliferation of usage-based-insurance programs began some years ago. However, that does little to alleviate concerns that the technology could potentially be used for less than ethical purposes. Providers and government continue to dig into the privacy of everyday U.S. citizens. The possibility of…

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GPS Technology To Combat Child Trafficking

Human and child trafficking has long been a rampant disease in many developing nations, but especially in South Asian countries. Millions of children are subjected to violence, exploitation, and abuse every year. Authorities are now exploring the use of GPS and wireless tracking technology to establish a cross-border program to combat these heinous crimes. India…

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GPS Tracking of Autistic Children? Ethical and “Big Brother” Concerns.

Carrying for a special needs child surely has to be one of the most challenging responsibilities for a parent. And the thought of a child wandering off and getting lost is the absolute nightmare scenario. For a family in Fargo, ND, police have suggested GPS tracking to help monitor and protect their autistic son in…

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Warrantless GPS Tracking. Police Would Face Prison Time.

GPS tracking within the law enforcement community is gearing up once again. However, in this case, the consequences could be far-reaching and severe. Pending legislation in Lansing, Michigan promises to galvanize the issue of warrantless GPS tracking even further, as police may now face prison time. A fall hearing is possible. As GPS tracking becomes more…

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