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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:46 PM

 

Court of Appeals rules against tracking state employees


By DAN MOSHER

The New York State Court of Appeals unanimously ruled today that New York state's tracking of a government employee's personal car outside of office hours was unlawful.

The case, Cunningham v New York State Department of Labor, was filed by the New York Civil Liberties Union and challenged the state Labor Department's planting a GPS tracking device on a personal car to investigate workplace misconduct.

"The Court of Appeals sent a clear message that the government cannot intrude into the private lives of employees simply to investigate workplace issues," said NYCLU Senior Staff Attorney Corey Stoughton, lead counsel on the case. "With this ruling, the state's 200,000 employees can feel secure in the fact that their bosses cannot secretly track them and their families for 24 hours a day."

Read more at http://www.legislativegazette.com/Articles-Top-Stories-c-2013-06-27-84272.113122-Court-of-Appeals-rules-against-tracking-state-employees.html

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