EC wants you to control your privacy

As governments and companies find more ways to exploit smart cards, especially the RFID-enabled ones, the easier it is for them to find out all about you, your habits and your movements around the world.

Some (all?) of this may be no-one’s business but yours, and the European Commission thinks so too. It has just passed a “strong recommendation” that consumers control what information goes onto the chips and how it is used. Anyone wanting to exploit the undoubted benefits of RFID should take note.

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