Privacy Concerns Against Employee Microchipping

Privacy Concerns Against Employee Microchipping

The UK Trades Union Congress and the CBI, a British business organization, recently voiced their concerns regarding the growing practice of employee microchipping.

The practice, which involves implanting a rice grain-sized chip under the skin between the thumb and forefinger, is mainly intended to replace ID cards for opening secure doors. However, the groups and a lot of employees fear that the implants can be used for more sinister purposes such as worker surveillance.

It is said that even though chipping may be voluntary at some workplaces, employees are still likely to be pressured into getting implanted as they may receive unfavorable treatment if they refuse.

 

Source: The Conversation

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