California Blocks Mandatory ID Implants in Employees

California Blocks Mandatory ID Implants in Employees is a report on how California has made it illegal for companies to mandate that their employees have ID chips implanted in them. I have already covered how Bush is affiliated with large RFID companies and is pushing to have RFID’s implanted into everyone (oddly, his croneys seem to be too busy to get them implanted themselves but want all of us to have them), but some companies are not waiting for the government to mandate it. According to the story above, CityWatcher.com, mandated that certain employees have ID chips implanted in them. Apparently when the company was sold on the device, they weren’t aware the device had already been hacked, and that if an implanted one becomes hacked it takes a scalpel and surgery to remove. I for one would leave the company, or ask to be moved to another area that doesn’t require the implant (giving me time to leave them since working for them at that point wouldn’t be advisable).
Anyhow, the California Senate has passed a bill, which will block employers from requiring their employees to have an RFID chip implanted as a condition of employment. It has passed the Assembly and is going before the Governor. The article doesn’t say if Arnold is expected to sign it or not.