Inform Employees About Use Of A Vehicle Tracking System


There are no official government guidelines directly referencing privacy requirements for GPS telematics on vehicles used for business. However, the Human Rights Act (1998) indirectly mentions; that a business has the right to monitor data communications within the workplace as long as the employee is aware of the monitoring before it takes place, and, an employee has the right to see any information held about them. Additionally, the Independent Commissioners Office (ICO) released guidelines to aid workers and unions. The ICO recommend that any monitoring device must have an "on/off switch" (sometimes known as a privacy button) if private trips are allowed. This would allow the employee to have the system active for a business trip and then deactivated for a personal trip.