Privacy advocates ask FTC for RFID technical review
June 23, 2004
Computerworld: Privacy advocates ask FTC for RFID technical review
The FTC or other agencies could conduct an "impartial" assessment of RFID and its potential effects on privacy, said Beth Givens, director of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. Some advocates who trumpeted RFID's potential to reduce supply chain costs called for a public education campaign to teach the public about the potential positive uses of RFID, but Givens said a public campaign should also include privacy concerns.
"It's very important to distinguish between a true consumer education campaign and a public relations campaign," she said.
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