GPS controle

Jovem de 21 anos pode perder o emprego nos EUA após ter sido comprovado que ele saia mais cedo do trabalho. Ele foi monitorado pelo GPS do seu celular. O mesmo aconteceu em 2006 quando um carpinteiro foi monitorado pelo seu sistema de GPS do seu celular (que ele aceitou receber). É o que conta o post do The GPS Insider

Trata-se aqui da dimensão política do que venho chamando de “território informacional” e da necessidade de leis que garantam a sua inviolabilidade.

“A 21-year employee of the New York City school system could lose his job after officials accused him of repeatedly leaving early – and stunned the worker with data it got by tracking his movements with a city-issued cellphone, The New York Post has learned.

In a precedent-setting case, administrative trial judge Tynia Richard recommended the firing of John Halpin, a veteran supervisor of carpenters, for cutting out before the end of his shift on as many as 83 occasions between March 2 and Aug. 9, 2006. The damning evidence was data gathered through the GPS system on Halpin’s cellphone, which he accepted in 2005 (must have been a Nextel) without being told it might be used to trace his every move.

Halpin has been removed from his duties and is awaiting word on whether Schools Chancellor Joel Klein will follow the administrative judge’s recommendation.”