16 October 2006

EU - Radio tags spark privacy worries

A perceived threat to privacy posed by radio tags has emerged as the main fear in an EU study of the technology. Unveiling the study, EU commissioner Viviane Reding said citizens needed re-assuring that radio tags would not lead to large-scale surveillance. Many of those contributing to the EU study also wanted the radio frequency ID tags to be turned off if needed. Ms Reding said she was ready to draft new laws to control how the radio frequency tags could be used.