Watch a lengthy, but thought-provoking interview with a San Antonio, Texas family who decided to say “no” to a school district that ordered their children to wear a radio frequency identification (RFID) badge. Students at John Jay High School and Anson Jones Middle School will be mandated to wear the tags from today which will be used to track them on campus as well as when they enter and leave school.
Steve and Andrea Hernandez are refusing to allow their children to wear the RFID devices, on the basis of privacy rights and religious freedom.
RFID tags can be attached to ID badges, clothing, and other possessions. They have been implanted within pets, and could be implanted in humans, as well. The possibility of reading personal information without consent has raised privacy concerns, because the bearer cannot turn off an RFID chip. This leaves them open to hackers, sexual predators, and others who could access personal data without authorization.
If you care to dive deeper, you can read up on the history of RFID technology.