Japan: Schoolkids to be tagged with RFID chips

Japanese authorities decide tracking is best way to protect kids 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. Source: CNET Asia Thanks to Dave for this link. I don't see how this is going to work. They are putting the RFID tags on schoolbags and name tags. What if they "forget" and leave them at home? I say if you are going to sacrifice the privacy of these kids at least embed the RFID chips in their skin.

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