In an effort to increase campus security, TSU will require students, faculty and staff to wear Identification Cards while on campus. This is part of a broader effort to increase campus safety for the University community.
After a spate of break-ins and vandalism, officials at the university instituted the new ID requirement as a way to ensure safety on campus, a TSU release said.
So, instead of doing some actual police work to find those responsible or admitting that break-ins and vandalism happen all the time all over the world and not all are solvable, they institute draconian measures to track everyone.
“Our primary concern is always to provide a safe and healthy environment for all of our students, employees and visitors,” said Dr. Curtis Johnson, associate vice president for administration, who is in charge of Emergency Management. “Safety on our campus is priority number one, and with the new policy we want to ensure that our students, faculty, and staff are safe at all times.”
Notice that this is being implemented in the name of safety. Everyone is buying into “it must be a good thing” and “they’re looking out for us.”
Those at the university should also be looking into who is storing the information and for how long. Then, they might want to look at who the university is giving access to the data and how it’s going to be monetized.
If you don’t want to be tracked, you could simply make a copy of your ID, put it on display and keep the real ID in an RFID blocking wallet. That’s what the criminals are going to be doing as well as cloning IDs for whatever nefarious things they think of.