Officers May Be Tracked Via GPS-Equipped Cars
GEO PRIVACY—U.S.November 21, 2013
Boston, MA, police officers are worried that their superiors will be tracking their every move now that Boston police cruisers are likely to be equipped with GPS tracking devices, The Boston Globe reports. Administrators say the devices will allow dispatchers to view where officers are located rather than waiting for a radio response, accelerating response times to crimes. The plan awaits the approval of the City Council. “Nobody likes it. Who wants to be followed all over the place?” one officer said. Officers would be alerted if someone from the public requested GPS records. Meanwhile, developers of license-plate tracking technologies are developing rich databases, the contents of which are sometimes for sale.