[LINK] So, you're worried about RFID?
Deus Ex Machina
vicc at cia.com.au
Thu Aug 19 14:12:23 EST 2004
its also invaluable information if you want to track a product
back to its source, say due to product fault.
I dont see how this differs from the chasis numbers on cars. should
we scrub these too?
Roger Clarke [Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au] wrote:
> If it's evident that a particular person has bought a product-line,
> then the information can be used to facilitate targeted marketing to
> that person, and more broadly for modelling of the person's
> preferences in order to influence their purchasing behaviour. If
> such data collection and use is subject to free and informed consent,
> then fine. If not, then it's a breach of information privacy, and is
> illegal under even half-decent privacy protection laws (i.e. maybe
> not the Australian anti-privacy law).
> But if it's evident that a particular person has bought a *particular
> instance* of a product-line, then the information can be used for
> location and tracking of the instance, and hence of the person.
> That's an infinitely nastier breach of privacy than that described in
> the previous para.
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