Wednesday, July 14

Japan: Schoolkids to be tagged with RFID chips

Note, they are only thinking of tagging the school children's clothing and/or schoolbags, nothing permanent, a few select schools, mostly sounds like a trial. This is also not the first attempt at RFID tagging children, last month Legoland Denmark started offering RFID tracking service to parents. (RFID Journal) Also, today the BBC had an article on using "electronic chips" to track things like ATV's and farm equipment BBC.

The rights and wrongs of RFID-chipping human beings have been debated since the tracking tags reached the technological mainstream. Now, school authorities in the Japanese city of Osaka have decided the benefits outweigh the disadvantages and will now be chipping children in one primary school.From Japan: Schoolkids to be tagged with RFID chips - News & Technology - CNETAsia

Joi Ito had a few good comments on the subject too.

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