Employees in UK could be affected by the plans of some companies to microchip their workforce, to stop them accessing sensitive areas.
Numbers showing hundreds of thousands which could be potentially affected.
The firm behind the chips claim it is in talks with a number of UK legal and financial firms.
The microchips are tend to be injected into the fleshy area between the thumb and forefinger. (They are a size of a grain of sand)
Chips can help increase efficiency – speeding up entering buildings or accessing printers. – says Jowan Osterlund, Founder of the firm Biohax,
“In a company with 200,000 employees, you can offer this as an opt-in. If you have a 15% uptake that is still a huge number of people that won’t require a physical ID pass.” – he says.
This technology have also previous trails. Commuters on a Swedish rail route use microchips to pay for their journey. LinkedIn and Tui have also begun adopting this.
Todd Westby, CEO of Three Square Market, believes that microchipping will take away the inconvenience of a forgotten badge of credit card.
Microchipping could also minimise the risk of data breach to minimum, far more effective than forgotten badge of credit card.
Westby stresses that the device wouldn’t be used for monitoring purposes. “This device is only readable if you’re within six inches of a proximity reader. Unlike cell phone which is trackable and traceable no matter where you are” – Westby says.