The Federal Trade Commission is tasked with protecting consumers and competition, but it recently trekked into employment law with a decision that could reverberate across the employee-monitoring software industry. 

Last week the FTC heralded Retina-x Studios as the agency’s first case against developers of “stalking” apps, which tracks a phone user’s physical and online activity unbeknownst to the user. Retina-x marketed its app as a tool for employers to monitor employees and parents to track their children’s online activity.

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