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School uses RFID chips in uniforms to track pupils

Posted by James Hammerton @ 9:21 pm on 22 October, 2007.
Categories privacy and surveillance, British politics, the database state.
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A school in Doncaster seems willing to introduce its pupils to a world where all their movements are tracked. From the Register (again!):

A school in Doncaster is piloting a monitoring system designed to keep tabs on pupils by tracking radio chips in their uniforms.

According to the Doncaster Free Press, Hungerhill School is testing RFID tracking and data collection on 10 pupils within the school. It’s been developed by local company Darnbro Ltd, which says it is ready to launch the product into the £300m school uniform market.

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