RFID Tracking Pilot Program Ended in Sutter School

The Sutter-based company InCom announced last night, at a packed special school district meeting, that it would end its pilot program that required students to wear radio frequency identification badges that tracked the student’s movements. The company pulled out when parents and civil liberties groups mobilized to end the program. On February 7, the ACLU of Northern California (ACLU-NC), Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and the Washington-based Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) sent a letter to the school district urging the school officials to end the program after being contacted by the parents.
“We are pleased that InCom is pulling out -our children never should have been tagged like pieces of inventory or cattle,” said Michele Tatro, one of the parents that fought to end the tracking program. “The RFID tags violated the students’ privacy, they were demeaning, and it put them in danger.”
EFF: Press Room

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