[NetBehaviour] Surveillance Company Implants Workers With RFID Chips.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Sun Feb 19 14:41:56 CET 2006
Surveillance Company Implants Workers With RFID Chips.
by Michael Sciannamea.
You knew this was going to happen sooner or later. In what has been
classified as the first known instance of this practice in the U.S.,
CityWatcher.com has embedded RFID chips in two employees in order to
control access to a room where security video footage is held. The
company provides security cameras and digital video storage services for
government agencies and the police. The chips were implanted in the
upper right arms of the employees and then flashed in front of a reader
to gain access to the aforementioned room.
Of course, this practice will raise questions by some over the rights of
employees in the workplace as well as civil liberty issues. However,
when you're dealing with sensitive files of this sort, where people face
conviction of serious crimes, the thought of protecting evidence and
making sure only authorized people have access to it may supersede the
rights of a worker.
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