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RE: The importance of privacy

By C. . 2003-03-15 07:06:53 AM

> RFID offers consumers many potential benefits. Broadly
> speaking, products should cost less because there will be
> less waste in the supply chain. RFID can protect consumers
> from buying products that have passed their sell-by dates.
> It can ensure that the wrong drug isn't administered to a
> patient. One day, it may even be combined with low-cost
> sensors to protect us from tainted meat and other problems.
> But consumers also have legitimate fears that a small
> minority of companies will abuse the technology to invade
> their privacy. This bulletin board is meant to be a place
> where both sides of the debate can express their views and
> be heard. I hope people will use it constructively.
>
> Mark Roberti
> Editor
> RFID Journal
>

I am not quite understand how the RFID technology can be abused to invade consumers' privacy. The CASPIAN (Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and
Numbering)'s call for a boycott of Benetton seems not reasonable. Technology advances bring us convenience. As we can see, more and more people are willing to purchase with their credit cards via the web. Under proper regulations, I believe our privacy won't be threatened.

I have long been waiting for a journal about RFID like this which provides useful news and information. Thanks a lot for setting up this journal.

Ryan Sin

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