Law enforcement officials in the U.S. have begun utilizing a device called a SCRAM anklet to keep those on alcohol related probation from drinking by tracking the alcohol in their sweat, according to an MSNBC article. While the device is a potential life saver for the wearers and an effective tool for police and the court systems, its implications of law enforcement being bale to track individuals both by where they are and their physiological state has privacy advocates worried.
Additionally, the tracking of people in this manner is soon to become even more worrisome for privacy advocates as a SCRAM anklet that utilizes GPS is expected to be ready for use soon as well. Many of the privacy advocates looking at the new technology see it as a slippery slope wherein more intrusive technology is around the corner.
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