In research published in the International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, Taiwanese researchers postulate that the tags could help save lives in the aftermath of a major earthquake.
“Office workers would have their identity badges embedded in their RFID tags, while visitors would be given temporary RFID tags when they enter the lobby,” they suggest. Similarly, identity tags for hospital staff and patients could embed RFID technology. ”
The ACLU simply says “Security questions have not been addressed”
As I often write about RFID and the issues it raises for privacy, I have an item about my artist friend Eduardo Kac, who had a chip implanted in his leg many years ago, as part of an art installation in which he raised questions about privacy and technology.
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