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Work-issued smart phones can track your every move - but is it legal?




In the digital age, how much can employees reasonably expect their private lives to remain off-limits to employers?
In the digital age, how much can employees reasonably expect their private lives to remain off-limits to employers?
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A California woman's lawsuit claims she was fired after removing an app on her work-issued smartphone which tracked her every move. She objected to her bosses knowing what she did on her own time. The case raises some complex digital privacy issues. Professor Michael  Waterstone from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles helps explain this emerging legal area.