Privacy activists demand Tesco boycott over RFID
February 01, 2005
Consumer privacy advocates have launched a worldwide plan to boycott Tesco stores due to concerns over the retailer's increasing use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.
Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering (CASPIAN) launched the campaign on Tuesday, during an item about RFID on the BBC's Newsnight television programme.
Caspian's director and founder Katherine Albrecht outlined the group's objections to Tesco's plans to expand tagging of individual items in its stores. She claimed the move "would involve potentially hundreds of thousands more shoppers...
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