[LINK] Microsoft tracks people with RFID tags
gramadan at umd.com.au
Thu Aug 21 15:43:37 EST 2008
If you read the rest of the article you will note:
"A person’s entry will trigger an animated avatar on the big in-room screen
using cutting-edge motion detection..
No personally identifiable information, such as names, will be displayed
alongside the avatar...
Delegates will also be educated on how to opt-out or remove the RFID tag, but
Microsoft is hoping most will choose to participate...
The network is intended to help delegates see when rooms are filling up,
identify personal networking opportunities"
i.e. appropriate consideration for peoples privacy has been considered.
Jan Whitaker wrote:
> At 11:08 AM 20/08/2008, David Boxall wrote:
>> Where there's a will, there's a way.
>>> Breeze Consulting is creating one of the largest non-traditional RFID
>>> networks assembled in Australia to track certain people movements at
>>> Microsoft Tech Ed in Sydney.
>> Not to worry:
>>> Information collected by antennas is initially collected on a
>>> lightweight RFID server running Windows XP that is located near each
> And we don't need an RFID/privacy framework why?
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