Implant ID Chips in Citizens Suggests Finnish Politician

Pasi Mäenranta of the True Finns Party has suggested Finland begin implanting identification chips in citizens (archived) when they leave the country in order to prevent Finns from "abusing" the social welfare benefits offered by their Nordic system when they move to a more affordable foreign location. According to Pasi Mäenranta because "the people" happily let Google and Facebook track them with smartphones there's no way this could be considered an invasion of privacy by citizens. Should a system like this be implemented in Finland it remains to be seen whether emigration from Finland through avenues more traditionally associated with far poorer countries would increase, but such an outcome could be reasonably expected.

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