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    Default Child GPS Tracking - the Legal System

    My question involves child abuse or neglect in the State of: California, and the entire United States.

    If a human tracking GPS business came up with a plan to begin implementing devices in children with parental consent; and the device could not only pinpoint an exact location, but also sense vitals (breathing and circulation), how would this run through the legal system? This is merely a safety and protective device against kidnappers, sex offenders, and other like criminals.

    Now of the privacy torts, the only one that really applies is intrusion. And a defense to intrusion is consent, which has been given by the parent. The child has the decision to remove the device once he/she turns 18, and the parents may remove the device at any time.

    In order to prevent obsessive parents, there is a fee for each time the product is actually used. But I am just looking for legal advice here. This is for a university business class project.

    Thank you.

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    You're probably going to find that the volunteers here don't do homework.

    That's your job - not ours.
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    Nice that you want us to do your homework. Parents already have the technology to track their kids. They also have the legal right to monitor their vitals.
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    You may believe that you understood what you think I said. I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.

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