Use Google Latitude? Warn Your Employees.

Last Updated Feb 25, 2009 12:10 AM EST

If you're a manager and you are planning to track your employees using Google Latitude, PC World has some advice: If you don't want to get sued, tell them that you are tracking them.

In a brief interview with Seattle attorney Sheryl Willert, we get this probably-common-sense advice:

Question: What should employees be told about Latitude?

Answer: If employers are going to commence such tracking, it is imperative that they provide notice to employees because notice will have the effect of deterring litigation even though it may not eliminate the possibility.

Good advice. I certainly would not start tracking anyone without their explicit knowledge. What do you think? Would it bother you to track -- or be tracked -- without full disclosure?