Reports by Gartner Fellow and Vice President of Gartner Research, Martin Reynolds

http://www.gartner.com/DisplayDocument?doc_cd=121944

July 2004

Exaggerated media reports suggest that surgically implanted microchips can secure buildings and even help trace kidnap victims. Don't believe it.



 

RFID Implants Need Better Privacy Protection

http://www.gartner.com/DisplayDocument?doc_cd=124544

October 2004

The U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a radio frequency identification (RFID) device for use in humans. But widespread adoption will have to wait until serious privacy concerns are addressed.

The U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a radio frequency identification (RFID) device for use in humans. But widespread adoption will have to wait until serious privacy concerns are addressed.

These reports were written in 2004 when Verichip Corp was made a subsidiary of Digital Angel corp.