Court orders the parents from two British families to be tagged to ensure they stay in the UK.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.ibtimes.co.uk
You could be forgiven for thinking that my blogs are just about autonomous cars and hackers, that is because these are obviously both hot topics at the moment, but so are GPS anklets and lots of other stories that I don’t want to lose site of.
In New Zealand there was a high profile story last week of a sex offender on parole who removed his home detention GPS bracelet an left his home, which was not discovered for 7 hours, despite the tamper alarm and then when the Police arrived at his home to check, they were not legally permitted to enter his home without a warrant. It took some time and a huge amount of resources to catch him and return him to jail. In New Zealand they are looking at expanding the use of this technology http://m.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11494429.
This story is very different because it involves GPS tagging of people who have not yet committed a crime. They are GPS (and RF tags to alert authorities if they leave the house) tagging four children’s (aged 3 to 13) parents because they suspect they are going to leave the UK with their children to go and join ISIS.
I don’t want to get into the debate of whether this is the right thing to do or not. I’ll leave that to other bloggers and commentators.