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Krauss Comments on App with Police Tracker

In a New York Times article, Professor Michael Krauss commented on Waze, Google’s traffic app that allows users to mark locations of police vehicles. Krauss addressed liability concerns in light of the possibility that a user could misuse the app to locate and harm police.

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Holding Google liable for any future crime against law enforcement in which Waze was used to locate police would be a stretch, said Michael Krauss, a professor at George Mason University Law School in Virginia.

“Notifying people where police are, or where government officials happen to be located, has never been seen as negligent or as committing any kind of intentional tort,” Krauss said.

Sheriffs Expand Concerns About Waze Mobile Traffic App, New York Times, January 28, 2015. By Eileen Sullivan.