Legislators in California have shown their support of RFID. But apparently, their support stops short of implants.
California’s senate passed a bill last week that would protect people from having RFID tags forcibly implanted beneath their skin, Wired blogger Kim Zetter reported this morning. If Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signs it, California state will become the third to pass such legislation after Wisconsin and North Dakota, Wired reports.
The motivations for the bill were to prevent people from being forcibly tracked and to protect them from identity theft should someone electronically sniff data stored on the tag.
RFID manufacturers and the American Electronics Association are livid about the bill, according to various news accounts.