A few years ago, parents in California were upset when their children were required to wear badges with RFID chips that tracked their movements.

When you get a new passport from the US and other countries, it now comes with a similar chip containing your personal information, data that some people claim is far too easy to read without your permission.

Earlier this year, a Seattle company implanted RFID chips in two employees as a demonstration of a new security measure.

Now, the state of California has passed a law banning the “forced tagging of humans”.

The industry that created and markets the technology opposes the bill, which offers a good idea why this kind of legislation is necessary.

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