What is the legal position regarding tracking my employees using vehicle tracking?

Vehicle tracker law is a relatively new area of the law, as GPS systems and vehicle tracking units have only been permitted for civilian use in the UK in the last 10-15 years. Prior to this, satellite tracking systems were reserved for professional surveillance work only in the military, police and intelligence services.

In some countries, such as Russia, GPS surveillance systems have only been opened up for civilian use as recently as 2007 and vehicle tracker law will vary from country to country.

Vehicle Tracker Law – Dos and Don’ts

Vehicle tracker law is still at a relatively early stage and many employees are apprehensive about the idea of their employers tracking their every movement during the day – and are also unclear about GPS tracking law and what it might entail.

  • GPS tracking is legal if you track your employees in the course of their employment activities and work breaks, providing your staff have been advised that you are doing this
  • In many instances, tracking vehicles and staff adds security to the employment place and transportation within the business environment, as well as making businesses more efficient by monitoring how time is used
  • GPS tracking is legal – however a covert GPS tracker may not be legal unless within an official surveillance environment, such as the police carrying out an authorised surveillance operation
  • The laws on GPS tracking devices vary from country to country according to local jurisdiction
  • In the US, it is legal to use a GPS vehicle tracker on a vehicle without the driver being aware of it – but sometimes in the course of using a GPS tracker system without advising a driver or individual, another US law might be infringed.

Our agreed suppliers of GPS tracking units can not only offer free quotes, but will be able to help you with the legislation surrounding using a vehicle tracking system for business use.

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