Senate blocks mandatory ID implants

You wouldn’t have thought this would be a widespread problem. Conspiracy theorists: we’d like to apologize to you all.
Senate blocks mandatory ID implants in employees – Los Angeles Times

Tackling a dilemma right out of a science fiction novel, the state Senate passed legislation Thursday that would bar employers from requiring workers to have identification devices implanted under their skin.
State Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) proposed the measure after at least one company began marketing radio frequency identification devices for use in humans.
The devices, as small as a grain of rice, can be used by employers to identify workers. A scanner passing over a body part implanted with one can instantly identify the person.