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Court: GPS Tracking Not an Invasion of Privacy

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

July 11, 2011

A New Jersey appellate court ruled last week that a wife's use of a GPS to track her husband's location was not an invasion of privacy, NJ.com reports. The court ruled against Kenneth Villanova, who alleged that his privacy was invaded when his ex-wife placed a GPS in his vehicle's glove compartment to determine whether he was cheating. Villanova had sued the private investigator his ex-wife hired to track him. The appellate judges ruled that Villanova had no expectation of privacy because his movements were tracked on public streets.
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