The Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Developments in privacy law and writings of a Canadian privacy lawyer, containing information related to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (aka PIPEDA) and other Canadian and international laws.
The author of this blog, David T.S. Fraser, is a Canadian privacy lawyer who practices with the firm of McInnes Cooper. He is the author of the Physicians' Privacy Manual. He has a national and international practice advising corporations and individuals on matters related to Canadian privacy laws.
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Sunday, October 17, 2004
The media coverage arising from the FDA's approval of the VeriChip implantable RFID chip continues. The BBC, in its 'Magazine', has an article that thoroughly surveys the issues, from a technical overview to the theories of the tinfoil hat brigade:
BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Security under the skin:
"A US company has been given the green light to implant microchips in humans. It's intended to provide medical information ... but will it turn into a surveillance system?
How would you like to have the equivalent of a barcode built into your arm?
It would be convenient. A quick scan could save the need to show passports or ID cards. It would be handier than carrying cash or producing medical records.
And a particularly clever barcode would let people find you if you were lost or abducted.... "
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