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+ - GPS Tracking of State Worker Raises Privacy Issues-> 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "According to the article, "New York State officials tracked Cunningham's whereabouts by secretly attaching a GPS device to his BMW. ... The electronic tailing went beyond what would normally be termed Cunningham's work hours, since the device was on for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They even tracked him on a multi-day family vacation. ... Cunningham's battle with the agency... began years ago with his contention that he was punished for blowing the whistle on pressure placed on employees to attend a prayer breakfast sponsored by then-Gov. George Pataki." The NYCLU is pursuing a lawsuit against the state regarding the tracking."
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GPS Tracking of State Worker Raises Privacy Issues

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  • If he was singled out then there is a legal issue behind it OR the person
    or persons that initiated the tracking overstepped their authority and
    needs to be held accountable.

    When "officials" act they need to act in a responsible and legal way.

    Misuse of law enforcement resources or acting under the guise of
    official cover warrants prosecution. But who prosecutes the prosecutor?

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