Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Has an RFID tracking chip been smuggled into your implants?
According to presenters of the 2009 RFID Journal's medical proposals, RFID chips have been implemented to track "implantable medical devices."
Questions arise concerning whether or not RFID chips, which broadcast an ID number or other data, remain in the chipped products when they are implanted into patients.
Journal Evidence: http://www.rfidjournal.com/videos/healthcare
The safeguards and disclosures regarding the practice have likely yet to be developed or considered. Potential HIPAA violations, in addition to other likely challenges, are lurking, yet nobody has spoken up. The RFID Journal trade group continues to quietly lobby for zero regulation on the matter.