- 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.
- The tags will be read by readers installed in school
gates and other key locations to track the kids' movements.
- The chips will be put onto kids' schoolbags, name tags
or clothing in one Wakayama prefecture school. Denmark's Legoland introduced
a similar scheme last month to stop young children going astray.
- RFID is more commonly found in supermarket and other
retailers' supply chains, however, companies are now seeking more innovative
ways to derive value from the tracking technology. US airline Delta recently
announced it would be using RFID to track travellers' luggage.
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