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Texas school can force student to wear RFID chips

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http://news.yahoo.com/texas-school-force-teenager-wear-locator-chip-judge-021126100.html

"A public school district in Texas can require students to wear locator chips when they are on school property, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday in a case raising technology-driven privacy concerns among liberal and conservative groups alike."

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The American Civil Liberties Union is among the rights organizations to oppose the district's use of radio frequency identification, or RFID, technology.

"We don't want to see this kind of intrusive surveillance infrastructure gain inroads into our culture," ACLU senior policy analyst Jay Stanley said. "We should not be teaching our children to accept such an intrusive surveillance technology."

The district's RFID policy has also been criticized by conservatives, who call it an example of "big government" further monitoring individuals and eroding their liberties and privacy rights.

The Rutherford Institute, a conservative Virginia-based policy center that represented Hernandez in her federal court case, said the ruling violated the student's constitutional right to privacy, and vowed to appeal."

GIven New Hampshire's emphasis on liberty, I do not foresee this coming to NH anytime soon. However, it is pretty outrageous conduct to be allowed anywhere in America. Students still have constitutional rights while in school.

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