Saturday, October 16
From the SFGate
Opponents argue the medical benefits are marginal, at best. Patients can
already wear bracelets that alert doctors to their identities and special
medical needs, and few medical errors are actually caused by patients being misidentified, they said. But the potential for abuse is great, they say. Over the long haul, any place where there's a surveillance camera today, five or 10 years from now will have these ... readers. You'll walk into a 7- Eleven, and they'll take your picture and scan your number," said Richard Smith, an Internet security and privacy consultant in Boston. "If we start carrying these tags, it makes a perfect way, either by private security companies or the government, to keep track of us." Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, D.C., said he was concerned that people might be forced to get the implants."