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New App Helps Employers, Raises Privacy Concerns

GEO PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

June 28, 2012

Google Maps Coordinate is a new app designed for employers to better track and coordinate employees in the field, but there is a concern the new software could inadvertently track employees during their non-working hours, The Australian reports. Electronics Frontiers Australia said it has no concerns with the technology’s use during work hours but does during out-of-work hours. Google Maps Product Manager Daniel Chu said the app has a privacy button that lets staff turn off the tracking, the report states. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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