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Supreme Court's GPS Constitutional Privacy Ruling Could Impact Private Employers

In U.S. v. Jones, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Fourth Amendment (protecting a person's reasonable expectation of privacy and against unreasonable search and seizure) was violated when law enforcement inserted a Global Positioning System (or GPS) device in a vehicle, without a valid warrant, and tracked the vehicle's every move on public streets for a month. Although Jones is a criminal case involving the U.S. Constitution which prohibits unreasonable searches by government actors, the decision may have a ripple effect on private employers who use GPS and other tracking devices to monitor employees' whereabouts.