I just read an article on Wired.com that you may be interested in. A Texas school district has begun to track student attendance via radio frequency identification devices (RFID) embedded in ID cards. This method is easier than a physical headcount in a given classroom, and detecting a students’ presence anywhere on campus is important because attendance is directly tied to schools budgets. While privacy groups are concerned this method treats students like livestock, the district says opposition has been minimal. There is also concern over the safety of the unencrypted chips as well as health effects from electromagnetic radiation. The use of RFID to track humans seems to be growing, however.
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Tracking School Children With RFID Tags? It’s All About the Benjamins | Threat Level | Wired.com