Utah: No Right to Know
March 16, 2004
Utah's trail-blazing "right to know" Bill has been defeated, despite having been passed previously by Utah's House of Representatives.
Time ran out for the Bill in the Senate. The reason? Retailers demanded changes to the Bill. They were especially worried at clauses that insisted RFID tags be disabled or removed at point of sale.
Such clauses are the heart of any privacy legislation. Simply informing customers that their purchases are RFID tagged without doing anything about it would serve merely to legitimise the practice.
Cross-posted from The RFID Scanner
Posted by trevorm