Privacy: RFID Spy Chips

Consumer privacy groups have grown in strength this year almost as fast as radio frequency identification technology deployments at businesses and governments.

Spearheading the most vocal efforts is Katherine Albrecht, founder and director of Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering (CASPIAN), and co-author of the new book Spychips." Albrecht founded CASPIAN in 1999 to advocate free-market, consumer-based solutions to problems she sees as retail privacy invasion, and since 2002, has led efforts to alert the public to privacy and civil liberties implications of RFID. Albrecht said she and co-author Liz McIntyre have uncovered information on surveillance in retail stores that the public needs to know. TechWeb | RFID | Privacy And RFID: Are The Tags Spy Chips?

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