Tracking The Implications Of US V. Jones

Law360, New York (February 14, 2012, 1:45 PM EST) -- Last summer, we reported that an employer may, under California law, use global positioning system (GPS) devices to track employer-owned or -leased vehicles. We recently revisited this issue in light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling in United States v. Jones.

Although Jones does address the use of GPS devices to track vehicles, the holding will not likely impact an employer’s ability to place devices on its own vehicles to track employee movement.

In Jones, the government obtained a warrant to attach a GPS device...
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