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Michigan Law Would Make It Illegal for Companies to Force Employees to Be Implanted With Microchips


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A microchip implant in a worker's hand.

Michigan's new Microchip Protection Act prohibit employers from requiring workers to be implanted with microchips.

Credit: Biohax

Michigan's new Microchip Protection Act prohibit employers from requiring workers to be implanted with microchips.

Although the practice is rare, some companies in other states use small radio-frequency identification (RFID) microchip implants to replace key cards, unlock workstations, and make purchases in company cafes.

The bill's sponsor, Rep. Bronna Kahle, said while no companies in Michigan currently use microchip implants for employees, the state must "take every step possible to get ahead of these devices" to protect employees' privacy.

Ten other states already have banned mandatory worker implants.

In 2017, Wisconsin's 32M firm allowed workers to be implanted voluntarily with RFID chips the size of a rice grain to access restricted areas and pay for snacks; about 50 employees, or half the workforce, opted for the chips.

From Daily Mail (U.K.)
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