London - British businesses are considering inserting microchips into employees to boost security, it was claimed this week.
Swedish tech firm Biohax said it is in talks with legal and financial companies to implant workers with chips. One potential client is a major global auditing firm with "hundreds of thousands of employees".
The £150 (about R2 800) chips – around the size of a grain of rice – are similar to those used on pets.
It is unclear where on the body they would be inserted. Biohax founder Jowan Osterlund used his 15 years’ experience as a body piercer to develop the method.