Saturday, August 27, 2005

California legislature shelves RFID ban

A California senate committee has shelved SB 682, also known as the Identity Information Protection Act of 2005., until the next session. The bill would have outlawed embedding wireless identification technology (read: RFID) in state-issued documents, such as drivers' licenses. The bill had been supported by the ACLU, the EFF and the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse but had been opposed by a number of industry groups. According to ZDNet, the industry groups won out, resulting in the bill being shelved. See California shelves RFID ban | Tech News on ZDNet.

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