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Washington lawmaker vows fight against RFID

January 8, 2009 by  

RFID technology has raised privacy concernsRFID technology is being implemented without proper oversight or control, according to Washington representative Jeff Morris.

Jeff Morris has pledged to fight the use of so-called "spy technology" that infringes on people’s privacy, Information Week reports.

Included in his proposals is a ban on scans of people identification documents without first obtaining their consent, except in specific cases.

Morris has also said that all consumer products containing RFID chips should be clearly marked so that people can be in charge of deciding if their personal information should be collected.

"The potential for marketing and convenience is great with this technology. But so is the threat to our privacy and freedom," he said, according to the news provider.

RFID is an automatic identification method in which data is stored and remotely retrieved using devices known as transponders.

It is currently used in the logistics sector for tracking and monitoring inventory, as well as increasingly in consumer products.

This is not the first time Morris has supported limits on the technology. According to Information Week, last year he supported making the intentional surreptitious scanning of a person’s RFID chip without their consent a Class C felony.

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  • Bob Livingston

    Anybody who understands human liberty would be against “spy technology” which infringes on peoples’ privacy. RFID is an automatic identification method in which data is stored and remotely retrieved using devices known as transponders. Indeed I agree with Washington Representative Jeff Morris that surreptitious scanning of a person’s RFID consent without their consent should be a class C felony but I am suspicious of everything proposed for privacy for fear that it will be eventually twisted against human liberty as it always has been in the last 100 years. Just remember that nearly all Federal decisions go for the government against the people.

  • portland internet marketing consultant

    LOL! I remember watching this when it first came out. Hilarious! :P

  • Homie

    Well, it’s obvious that “portland internet marketing consultant” is an obvious Liberal, and like all radical Liberals, believes ANYTHING that he/she hears in the mainstream media or from the Obama Administration, and is totally unwilling to do any research into the truth, but instead takes the lazy way out by trying to discredit anyone who speaks out against the radical rhetoric of The Annointed One and his cronies.

    See Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals”

    One of the cardinal rules of Radical Progressivism is to do whatever you can to discredit and belittle anyone who does not agree with the radical ideals of “the regime.”

  • L, USA

    R.F.I.D acronym for: Radio Frequency Identification Device
    Written in the prophesy scriptures in Greek and Hebrew, being the “mark of the beast” as an implant in the skin of the human forehead or hand and/or incorporated into a “smart” card. Only when that wicked one is revealed, he will make it the mode of finance carte blanc, with no recognition for any other currencys in a world system. This is when, the prophesy spoken of by the prophet saying; They cast their gold into the streets. is come to past in the last days. Hear the voice of the Spirit and flee the wrath to come.


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