February 22, 2005
Smartcard Industry Report Compares Technology With RFID
See also this chart comparing the features and applications of RFID tags and contactless smart cards.
From the EU: "On January 19th, the Working Party 29 adopted a Working Document on data protection issues related to RFID technology (Working document 105)...The paper also provides guidance to manufacturers of the technology (RFID tags, readers and applications) as well as RFID standardization bodies on their responsibility towards designing privacy compliant technology in order to enable deployers of the technology to carry out their obligations under the data protection Directive." [Link]