A proposed Wisconsin law would ban the involuntary implantation of microchips into humans. Although there are valid reasons for get a radio frequency identification chip implanted, such a procedure should be voluntary or banned altogether. The chip could be used to track people. Also, the device could function as a means to restrict access to various areas, items, or information for security. However, an implanted microchip would be an enormous invasion of privacy for the host.There are advantages to an implanted radio frequency identification chip, one being the ability to track the host, though this ability could easily be a disadvantage, too. For example, a child with an implanted chip gets lost or kidnapped. Short of a jamming device or something to block the signal, the chip could get tracked, along with the chip’s host, the child, if the chips signal is strong enough to get detected from far away. The police could then speedily hunt down and rescue the child.Such chips could also be used to restrict access to high security information or areas. If a host has the chip, he can get in, if not then the area or access to the information can be restricted to him. Thus, the chip could serve as an alternate to a security badge, which could get stolen or more easily doctored than an implanted chip.
The websites’ articles also mention that radio frequency identification chips could be used to hold a large amount of medical information, which could be useful if a patient comes into an emergency room unconscious.However, such implanted chips are a huge breech of privacy, especially if their implantation is mandatory. The chips’ ability to show location or hold large amounts of information can be too easily exploited. In the case of the chip being used to restrict access, a rogue chip reader could theoretically be utilized to make a copy of the chip. Unauthorized people could get a hold of people’s medical conditions. Therefore, radio frequency identification chips should be restricted to nonhumans.http://www.livescience.com/technol ogy/060425_implant_law.htmlhttp://www.dulut hsuperior.com/mld/duluthsuperior/14418898.htm