UK secondary school tests RFID embedded uniforms

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Hungerhill School, a secondary school in Doncaster, South Yorkshire is running a trial that involves tagging the uniforms of pupils with RFID tags. The tags pull up data including academic performance, the child’s current location, and can even deny access to certain restricted areas — behind the bike shed, perhaps? The trial has raised the usual questions of privacy and human rights, although since the trial is voluntary and provides convenience by auto-registering pupils, the current iteration of the trial isn’t a particularly great violation. Call us when kids get tags from birth, then we’ll take to the streets: but probably only because ours missed out. We’ll take our tongue out of our cheek now.

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