|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [Hangout - NYLXS] Privacy problems is just scraping the surface
Swedish COVID vaccine pass microchip maker addresses privacy concerns
Over 4,000 Swedes have similar chip implants for a wide range of uses
The Swedish developer of a COVID-19 vaccine passport chip that
individuals implant in their skin has addressed privacy concerns over
putting sensitive information in such an easily accessible form.
The implant from tech firm Dsruptive Subdermals is only 2 millimeters by
16 millimeters and can be scanned to reveal a user’s vaccination
information. The implants utilize near field communications (NFC), the
same technology that enables contactless payments, which opens a wide
field of use for these chips.
Hannes Sjoblad, director of DSruptive Subdermals, holds an implant
between his fingers in Stockholm on December 20, 2021. - Swedish company
DSruptive Subdermals has come up with a microchip that can be inserted
under the skin so that users can carry (Photo by VIKEN KANTARCI/AFP via
Getty Images / Getty Images)
"We know that the world of connected devices, the Internet of Things as
a lot of people call it, speaks the language of NFC [...] So when I have
a chip in my hand it allows me to speak the language of all these
devices and interact with them effortlessly," Hannes Sjoblad, Managing
Director of Dsruptive Subdermals, told AFP.
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That same technology could allow another person to steal the
information, but to do so they would need to use a smartphone and get it
close to the implant to steal the information by activating the chip.
A Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) microchip is implanted under the
skin of a subject's left hand that can be used to unlock a door with a
specially modified lock. Technology enthusiasts have purchased RFID
devices and inserted them under their
Sjoblad also assured that the chip cannot transmit a person’s location –
another significant privacy concern.
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"They don't have a battery, they cannot transmit a signal by themselves,
so they are basically passive," Sjoblad said. "They sit there asleep."
Over 4,000 Swedes have opted for similar chip implants over the past few
years, which can carry a variety of information such as business cards,
public transport cards or even car key fobs, according to NPR.
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"A chip implant costs a hundred euros if you want to buy the more
advanced versions, and you can compare this with for example a health
wearable that will cost perhaps twice that but at the same time a chip
implant you can use for twenty, thirty, forty years," Sjobald explained.
"Whereas a wearable you can only use for three, four years."
Biohax International, another Swedish tech company that developed the
chips used by public rails in the country, has worked on developing
similar chips for healthcare purposes, according to Euronews.
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The company aims to develop a chip that will contain a person’s
important health information – such as pre-existing conditions – so a
doctor can scan the chip and understand the situation regardless of
whether the patient is conscious or not.
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