Schwarzenegger nixes California RFID measure

Friday, 6 October 2006, 4:28 AM EST

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Saturday vetoed legislation that would have created a security framework for the use of RFID technology in the state's official documents and identification cards.

The bill, called the Identity Information Protection Act of 2006, would have mandated basic protections against the abuse of RFID data with technologies such as encryption. It also would have made skimming, or the reading of RFID data without consent, a crime.

At Computerworld.

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