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Volkswagen Bans Employees from Playing Pokemon Go

Volkswagen Bans Employees from Playing Pokemon Go

Volkswagen is prohibiting its employees from playing Pokemon Go.

The German automaker has issued a directive forbidding its employees from playing Pokemon Go. A memo was released on August 9 to Volkswagen’s 70,000 employees prohibiting them from playing the game at work or on Volkswagen premises. VW also told employees they weren’t allowed to download the app on their work devices such as smartphones or tablets. The directive also banned employees from taking photos of VW facilities that were not work-related.

VW said there were several risks involved in playing Pokemon Go, including privacy concerns about the game’s Geo-Tracking function and the possibility that company information or data could have its security compromised by use of the app. It also warned about the physical danger of playing the game while at work with higher risk of accidents due to distraction.

This article originally appeared on VWVortex.com

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