View Full Version : Calif. Suspends Plan to Insert Data Chip in Driverís Licenses

09-06-2013, 07:10 AM
Controversial tracking/data chips have already made their way into driverís licenses in four states, and were on their way to California before privacy advocates balked, tabling the plan for now.

Wired reported that RFID (radio frequency identification) technology passed in the California Senate but was put on hold by the stateís Assembly Appropriations Committee Friday. The point of the card would not be to track a personís movements, but it is its ability to do so that has some concerned.

Those against the use of RFID technology fear it could lead to total surveillance. A Texas teen recently battled against her school as it piloted a program using the tracking chips in student ID cards.

Although this school decided not to go forward with pursing RFID card formally, Wired reported that the use of the technology in California will likely made it back to the California Senate in a couple months.


Big brother!

09-06-2013, 06:29 PM
You know I've been thinking about moving. This might just get me on the road.