Skipping Class Is About To Get An 1984 Style Response

Skipping Class Is About To Get An 1984 Style Response
technology

RFID tags will be used to track students, faculty and equipment in the New Canaan Public School system.

Michael Brooks
  • 26 august 2010

The New Canaan Public School system is going to begin an experiment using radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to help track students, faculty and equipment. The RFID chips will be placed in student identification cards, and on valuable school property. Additionally, Secure RF Corporation – the company heading up the project, has developed a scenario for school bus tracking using the technology. Not surprisingly, many have objected to the use of this tracking system, viewing it as an invasion of privacy. Accordingly, the experiment will likely be opt-in. Chris Cameron at Read Write Web is optimistic about the project:

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