01 April 2007

EU - RFID chips will force changes to Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive | OUT-LAW.COM

(OUT-LAW News)
The European Commission will make changes to the Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive to take account of the exploding market in radio frequency identification (RFID) chips, it has said. Amendments will be proposed by the middle of this year. The Commission has published a Communication, intended as 'a step towards a policy framework,' for dealing with RFID chips, whose usefulness is seen by some to be at odds with privacy and data protection.