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RFID chips in people–bad idea!

September 4th, 2007

Thank goodness the California state legislature outlawed the practice of requiring employees to have computer tracking chips (“RFID”) surgically implanted in them. As one legislator from Palo Alto said, “”RFID is a minor miracle, with all sorts of good uses. But we shouldn’t condone forced ‘tagging’ of humans. It’s the ultimate invasion of privacy.” Apparently, this legislation is necessary because one company has already surgically implanted in 2,000 employees.

As a matter of principle, I usually think that companies should have wide latitude to set terms of employment since employees aren’t forced to work for any particular company. That said, this practice is both wrong and probably technical futile for the supposed security purposes it was intended.

Via slashot, and the first “intersection” post (e,.g., politics and technology).

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