Safety of property can be a legitimate interest for GPS tracking
The Slovenian data protection authority in its decision confirmed that providing safety of property can be in a legitimate interest of the data controller for GPS tracking, but but the measure must be appropriate and necessary.
Hoewever, in particular case it was deciding on the controller did not demonstrate that the way the measure was carried out was appropriate and necessary. It was found that GPS tracking was carried out also while the vehicle and the property in it were under constant and direct supervision of an employee.
Slovenian DPA decided that in the specific case GPS tracking could only be used in a way that the driver could turn on the GPS on the location where the vehicle, the equipment and the documents could be at risk and turn it off after returning to the vehicle, when the protected goods were again under direct supervision of an employee.
Source: Safety of property can be a legitimate interest for GPS tracking, but the measure must be appropriate and necessary | European Data Protection Board