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Microchips Implanted in Humans?

RFID

September 21, 2012

It’s not uncommon for pets to be implanted with RFID microchips containing their owners’ contact information in case the pet is lost, reports Canadian Lawyer. So it’s not hard to imagine the same could soon be done for humans. One U.S. company was granted approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to experiment with the chips in 2002. The chips could contain healthcare, banking or identification information, for example, to be accessible anywhere at anytime. But privacy concerns arise, including a “vulnerability to theft of information.” As such, a “thoughtful analysis” of potential uses should be conducted, the report states.
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