Monday, September 12, 2011

Supreme Court to Hear GPS Tracking Case

To read the article from the New York Times, click the link below:

U.S.   | September 11, 2011 
Court Case Asks if 'Big Brother' Is Spelled GPS
In November, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on a case about GPS surveillance that had some judges alluding to Orwell's "1984."

Comment: Like it or not, the geospatial industry is in the cross-hairs of privacy advocates.  And to be certain, just like there are laws to protect many other elements of personal data, there will need to defined parameters for personal information related to location.  The hope then is that "reasonable man" solutions can be found that won't negatively impact the emergency services sector, such as use of 9-1-1 derived location information. 

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