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Use Your Smartphone for GPS

Jun 30, 2010, 15:17 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Strom)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"Second, understand the privacy issues that you create if your employees start using these services frequently. Should you be able to monitor someone's whereabouts during off hours? What if they are supposed to be a business trip to Boise, but are really having a soiree in Boston? Do the usage of these apps fall under the responsibility of the human resources, legal, or IT departments? Certainly, you should take a look at your existing privacy policies and make sure you are covered. An article that tackles the larger issues (think EZPass toll collection devices and red light cameras) can be found on the Electronic Frontier's web site here. http://www.eff.org/wp/locational-privacy

"Next, if you don't have any corporate policy with what employees link to their Facebook and Twitter accounts, even their private accounts, now is the time to give this issue more thought. Should your people be permitted or prohibited to tie these location services into their status messages? Should you care that some of the status messages are not suitable for the workplace?"

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