RFID tags: Big Brother in small packages
Could we be constantly tracked
through our clothes, shoes or even our cash in the future?
...in the future, we could be tracked because we'll be wearing, eating and carrying objects that are carefully designed to do so.
radio frequency identification...
...if retailers wish to use them on consumer goods, they should follow four voluntary guidelines.
First, consumers should be notified--a notice on a checkout receipt would work--when RFID tags are present in what they're buying. Second, RFID tags should be disabled by default at the checkout counter. Third, RFID tags should be placed on the product's packaging instead of on the product when possible. Fourth, RFID tags should be readily visible and easily removable.
Given RFID's potential for tracking your every move, is that too much to ask?
posted by Cyndy