Japanese children to be RFID'd

July 26, 2004

Via RFIDprivacy.org comes this article from New Zealand's National Business Review: Japanese children to be RFID'd

Growing concerns about the safety of school children in Japan has led one community to initiate a project that would see the tykes tracked by radio frequency identification tags of the sort being used in supply chain management around the world.

According to an Osaka bureau of the telecommunications ministry, tags will be provided to a primary school and will be attached to the clothing and other personal articles -- like nametags and schoolbags -- of students.

Tag readers will be installed at the school gate and at other key locations parents and teachers agree are dangerous for children.

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