VereriChip is a human microchip implant the size of a rice grain designed to identify and access an individual’s medical records via a distinctive ID. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the VeriChip in 2004, though the firm that manufactured it shut down three years later.

VeriChip Privacy Concerns

Privacy experts discovered that mandatory chip identification could result in data exploitation. The biggest concerns were potential device hacking, identity theft, and data theft. Despite being regarded as essential for accessing the medical records of dementia patients, obtaining their informed authorization was another problem that could not be resolved effectively.