California State Senator Wants To Save You From RFID

from the paranoid-much dept

In certain paranoid circles, there's a big fear that at some point, people will be forced to get RFID implants. North Dakota and Wisconsin have already passed laws making it illegal to force somebody to get an RFID implant, and now a California state senator has pushed a similar bill through. This isn't new ground for Joe Simitian, the senator in question. He's sponsored anti-RFID bills in the past, but with little success. The fact remains that few people have any interest in RFID implants, while even the federal government has said that tracking humans with RFID isn't a good idea. Perhaps the bill will assuage the senator's paranoia, but meaningless bans like this won't do much to deal with the real privacy issues surrounding RFID.

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    Bignumone, 1 Sep 2007 @ 5:34am

    Strange thing happen

    Did you know the government strong-arms people into getting certain vaccinations?
    Hepetitis, MMP, and others are forced onto your children. Now, I understand the overall need for vaccination with some diseases, such as mumps and measels, but children are at extremely low risk for hepetitis...so low it just does not make sense.
    So here we are, in a free country, being forced to put things into our bodies we may not want or need.
    Does that sound much different than forcing RFID chips on us?
    Raising the issue to the side of our rights now is better than fighting these people after they have been given this power.

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