European Data Protection Digest

Researchers Explore Human Implant Concerns

RFID—UK

September 20, 2012

In a column for Public Service Europe, Professors Nada Kakabadse and Andrew Kakabadse explore the implications of implanting RFID chips in human beings. They write, “when technology pierces the skin and invades the sovereign state of the human body, it enters a domain awash with ethical, moral, political and philosophical controversy.” The UK-based professors write, “We know that RFID technologies promise enormous benefits in areas ranging from security and health monitoring to business efficiency. But there is a dark side to the technology, a potential for abuse.”
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