The British corporation BioTeq, which specializes in the development of implants, began to use its own product on its own employees - the procedure for chipping people in the UK is performed by inserting RFID chips into the hand. A source from The Guardian clarifies that this is not the only company practicing such "labeling".
BioTeq's management, represented by its founder Stephen Northam, explained that implanting the chip into the body will help ensure security within the company and prevent data leakage. So, the specialists of the financial block, together with the developers, received an offer to voluntarily install an implant in the arm, which opens access to a particular room. The RFID chip and the operation to install it cost from ? 70 to ? 260. Among the first employees to receive such a manual tag were Northam himself, along with the board of directors, as well as heads of departments.
BioTeq is not the only organization committed to making chipping of people a daily routine. Biohax, a biotech company from Sweden, plans to implement a similar experiment in England, where it will soon open its representative office. According to Biohax, over 4,000 Swedes have used this service to implant microchips into their bodies. The devices can be used to pay for public transport, as well as restrict or open access to the house.
Chipping of people in the UK has caused quite a stir among local community and rights organizations. In their opinion, this practice of implantation allows employers to have more control over the personal life of their employees, giving them another instrument of power over them. Human rights activists believe that such events should be held exclusively voluntarily without additional pressure on workers.
The Topic of Article: A UK company has begun putting microchips in the hands of its employees.