Tracking Technology Raises Concerns
SURVEILLANCEJanuary 26, 2011
New tracking units are raising concerns among privacy advocates. Garmin's new personal tracking device, GTU 10, was introduced last month and is small enough to be stored without a person knowing, reports The Kansas City Star. The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Lee Tien says he is concerned about "protecting the privacy of individuals with respect to location and movement." Meanwhile, a "Find Your Car" system introduced in California allows mall shoppers to punch in their license plate number for a network of cameras to detect the car's location, prompting an ACLU attorney to caution that "the unintended consequences can be huge."