It’s too bad that state legislators continue to waste their time and energy on legislation that prohibits the forced injection of RFID chips into humans. Wednesday’s Washington Post carried a story about legislation in Virginia that would prohibit unwanted injection of RFID tags. Seriously, do the pols in Virginia really think that’s going to happen?
Unfortunately they are not alone, as similar laws are on the books in California, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. It sends a strong message that lawmakers still do not understand the technology. Being forced to roll up your sleeve to have an RFID tag placed in your bicep is akin to being punched in the face or assaulted in some other way — which is a crime. Yet, the Washington Post covered the story in-depth. Here’s another link to an opinion piece I wrote about this very topic three years ago in DC Velocity magazine. I guess the situation has not improved.