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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Will GPS "Dots" Change Our Privacy Standards in Workers Compensation

As Global Positioning Systems (GPS) expand and integrate with the Internet, the applications for the invasion of privacy seem endless in workers' compensation. GPS "dots" can be applied to employees and/or equipment, to delineate deviation from the course of employment, temporary disability non-work status and treatment compliance.

After listening to the TED Radio Talk this week on NPR, where Todd Humphrey's describes possibilities to of using GPS "dots," one wonders how much privacy an injured employee will be required to surrender because of an accident at work.

Click here to listen to: TED Radio Hour - Predicting the Future