RFID consultation paper

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada recently published a consultation paper on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in the Workplace: Recommendations for Good Practices.

While the title sounds like the paper could be a bit dry, boring and difficult to understand, it actually is really interesting, written in accessible language with specific examples.

In the section on function creep and secondary uses, the following example is included:

For instance, users of toll payment system that require the use of RFID transponders in vehicles have had their records subpoenaed in divorce cases for the purpose of providing claims of marital infidelity.A   The records may assist in determining where an individual’s car was at a particular time.

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada (consultation@privcom.gc.ca) is inviting comments on this paper until April 30, 2008.

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