U.S. states that have banned forced RFID tagging

This is not new news, but since many TIs talk about forced microchipping, this might be interesting. Of course, just because there are laws, doesn’t mean they are enforced. Also, notice how very telling it was that the RFID industry did not back this bill.

California bans forced RFID tagging of humans (Oct. 17, 2007)

RFID “tags” are tiny chips with miniature antennae that can be embedded in almost anything. Using radio waves, RFID can help identify and track objects, animals, or people. Devices known as “readers” access the information on the tags.

“RFID technology is not in and of itself the issue. RFID is a minor miracle, with all sorts of good uses,” said Simitian. “But we cannot and should not condone forced ‘tagging’ of humans. It’s the ultimate invasion of privacy.”Despite wide-ranging support, the RFID industry declined to support SB 362. Simitian described the RFID industry’s silence on the issue as “unfortunate and regrettable.” He noted that, “While we’re having a robust debate about the privacy concerns associated with the use of RFID in government identity documents, at the very least, we should be able to agree that the forced implanting of under-the-skin technology into human beings is just plain wrong. I’m deeply concerned that the folks who make and market RFID technology were ‘AWOL’ on this issue.

Here is a more updated article – February 2015

Several US states prohibit the mandatory implantation of RFID microchips

While there are no reports in the United States of forced RFID chip programs, there are laws in the United States that prohibit the mandatory implantation of such devices.  Several states–including California, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin–prohibit the mandatory implantation of an RFID microchip by employers and others.  These laws subject the offenders to criminal charges or fines.

Here is the information for the author Catherine T. Barbieri – – she is an employment lawyer.