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InCom kills deal to require students to wear RFID tags

Peter Rojas
RFID Tracking kids

Apparently InCom has had some second thoughts about paying an elementary school in Sutter, CA to require all of its students to wear RFID tags on campus. After hailstorm of bad publicity and a legion of complaints from students' parents and the ACLU, they abruptly terminated the school's contract. Doesn't look like the school is going to search for another patron for their RFID tracking system (which let teachers and administrators track students' whereabouts on campus), but there are already schools in Japan and Texas experimenting with RFID tagging.

[Via TechDirt]

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