Thursday, June 21, 2007

RFID piece on 20/20

From the Woodland Daily Democrat:

Sen. Simitian's RFID measures, vociferously opposed by the technology industry, were prompted in part by the increasing availability of wireless equipment sold in stores and cyberspace that can read employee badges - even if they are in someone's pocket or purse 20 feet away - and create a new card using that individual's personal information.
"RFID technology is built for information to be read at a distance without people's knowledge or consent," said Nicole Ozer, a technology expert with the ACLU of Northern California.

"Just like you wouldn't post your Social Security number on the Internet, you wouldn't tell a passerby your phone number or address, it's important to keep your personal information, safety and financial security," she said.

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