Privacy Groups Organize Opposition to ID Technology Used on Consumer Goods

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on November 17, 2003

From PrivacyRights.org, Position Statement on the Use of RFID on Consumer Products:

  • “Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is an item-tagging technology with profound societal implications. Used improperly, RFID has the potential to jeopardize consumer privacy, reduce or eliminate purchasing anonymity, and threaten civil liberties. As organizations and individuals committed to the protection of privacy and civil liberties, we have come together to issue this statement on the deployment of RFID in the consumer environment. In the following pages, we describe the technology and its uses, define the risks, and discuss potential public policy approaches to mitigate the problems we raise.”
  • Posted in E-Commerce, Privacy

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