Editor’s Notes

The Way Forward

Our special report examines the prospects for the Auto-ID Center's proposed system for tracking products using a low-cost RFID and open-standards and lays out a roadmap for companies looking to adopt the technology.

The Privacy Nightmare

Only an aggressive PR campaign and an enforceable code of ethics will get people to accept self-regulate of RFID tracking of consumer products.

The U.K. Chips In

The British government is spending EUR9 million on eight RFID field tests, which may give UK companies a competitive advantage.