UK: Trade union raises privacy concerns over prospect of co's implanting employees with microchips

Author: Julia Kollewe, The Guardian (UK), Published on: 15 November 2018

"Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips", 11 Nov 2018

Britain’s biggest employer organisation and main trade union body have sounded the alarm over the prospect of British companies implanting staff with microchips to improve security.

UK firm BioTeq, which offers the implants to businesses and individuals, has already fitted 150 implants in the UK...

Another company, Biohax of Sweden, also provides human chip implants... It told the Sunday Telegraph (£) that it is in discussions with several British legal and financial firms...

The TUC is worried that staff could be coerced into being microchipped... “We know workers are already concerned that some employers are using tech to control and micromanage, whittling away their staff’s right to privacy"...

[T]he founder and owner of [...] BioTeq, told the Guardian that most of its 150 implants have been for individuals, while some financial and engineering firms have also had the chips implanted in their staff...

[T]he founder of Biohax [...] told the Telegraph that his microchips [...] could help financial and legal firms improve security...

KPMG [...] said it [...] “would under no circumstances consider doing so”...

EY and PwC also said they would not consider microchipping their employees. [also refers to Deloitte]

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