Monday, February 13, 2006

US Company Implants RFID Tags in Workers

US group implants electronic tags in workers according to this Financial Times of London news report. Apparently this Video Surveillance company in Ohio feels the need to "watch the watchers" by embedding RFID chips into two employees that have access to a video storage room where law enforcement store surveillance tapes.

One of the employees was interviewed, and claimed it didn't bother him to be tagged in this way. Interestingly, that employee quipped “It’s not a GPS chip. My wife can’t tell where I am.” How odd that he is more concerned about his wife knowing his whereabouts, than his employer.

The company claims the chipping is voluntary for the employees tagged for access to that room. I'd love to be a fly on the wall during the conversation with the employees volunteering for that chip.

"If you'd like a raise and a promotion, we have a proposal for you, how about being implanted with a company bug?" or perhaps, "If you'd like to stay assigned to this detail, you'll need to have this device injected into your shoulder, but don't worry, your fellow workers are lining up for the chance to take this position, so you don't have to do it, maybe you'd like guard shack duty at the front gate."

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