18 March 2007

EU - Public to shape smart tag policy

European citizens are getting the chance to shape policy on smart tags. The European Commission is setting up a group made up of citizens, scientists, data protection experts and businesses to discuss how the tags should be used. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags store data about the objects they are attached to, and are already used by some firms and supermarkets. See Commission proposes a European policy strategy for smart radio tags (Europa).