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Texas Schools To Chip Students

RFID—U.S.

June 1, 2012

A Texas school district will soon use RFID chips to track middle- and high-school students, Marketplace reports. The pilot program will outfit more than 6,000 students with the tracking devices, which will contain student names, pictures and ID numbers. The school district's spokesman said the chips will be used to help locate students who aren't where they are supposed to be at a given time and for emergency situations. One RFID privacy researcher said it's hard to predict the consequences of such data collection. "We don't know what it could be used for in the future," he said.
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