RFID policy panel raises privacy concerns

Thursday, 7 April 2005, 1:50 PM EST

Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has many current and future benefits, but U.S. policymakers need to be aware of potential privacy and security problems of the rapidly evolving technology, a privacy advocate and a security expert said Wednesday.

A parade of RFID vendors and users championed the potential of the technology at a U.S. Department of Commerce workshop on RFID and its policy implications, but Paula Bruening, staff counsel at advocacy group the Center for Democracy and Technology, warned that RFID is one example of a growing trend toward businesses collecting and using their customers' personal data.

By Grant Gross at InfoWorld.

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