Civil liberties activist Chantelle Baker is concerned about it. She comments: “If we had a Government we felt had our best interests at heart this may not be a concern. However, this Government has shown that they do not.”

The RBNZ recently published an explanation of what it is up to here and invited submissions which closed this morning. Our editors didn’t submit, but we sent it to a few people knowledgeable about the implications.

An Al Jazeera clip on implanted microchips in Swedes — yes, really — is here.