[LINK] Technology that exposes your dirty linen
jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Wed Jan 9 14:23:39 EST 2008
At 01:52 PM 9/01/2008, Brendan Scott wrote:
> > Perhaps it has reached the point where the surveillance is so widespread
> > that there is not point trying to regulate it at source, and it is the
> > use to which the data is put which we need to concentrate on.
>Wouldn't it be likely that consumer RFID detectors/destroyers would
>be manufactured over time?
I served on the privacy code for retail RFID use last year and
before. I've been waiting for nearly 12 MONTHS for the president of
the Australian Retailers Association, Michael Lonie, to send me the
documentation that requires that data collected at point of purchase
may not be data mined. He has yet to provide that information. I've
refrained from making this public until now, but this point about
extended uses and how the consumer might protect themselves provides
a relevancy to share that information.
I've copied him and other key members of the panel on this message,
perhaps to shame him into meeting his on-going, yet unfulfilled,
commitment to show me, in writing, as was said my him multiple times
exists. I've been told there is a law, a rule, and the last a
'guideline'. I am yet to see any of that, even the unenforceable guideline.
Time to put up or strengthen the code, Michael. The cat is out of the bag.
The recently approved code that is under the management of that same
Australian Retailers Association can be found at:
consumer volunteer representing CHOICE on the panel
JLWhitaker Associates, Melbourne Victoria
jwhit at janwhitaker.com
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