[LINK] Airport to tag passengers

Geoff Ramadan gramadan at umd.com.au
Mon Oct 16 18:51:04 AEST 2006

Adam Todd wrote:
> At 11:49 AM 16/10/2006, Geoff Ramadan wrote:
>> Karl Auer wrote:
>>> On Sun, 2006-10-15 at 22:12 +1000, Geoffrey Ramadan wrote:
>>>> surface appears to conform to the 4 basic RFID privacy resolutions 
>>>> (from the world's data protection and privacy commission)
>>>> 1) data not linked to personal information
>>>> 2) person fully informed
>>>> 3) only use data for what it was intended for
>>>> 4) able to delete or disable RFID tag
>>> Are these the only four?!? What about a person's choice not to take
>>> part?
>> The world's data protection and privacy commission only come up with 
>> four.
>> The right not to take part is a given.
> Nothing is EVER a GIVEN.  It's it's not listed in the LAW as something 
> you CAN do, then assume that it's something you can NOT do without first 
> getting permission!
>> He can choose to follow the Airports procedures or he can go to 
>> another airport.
> Isn't it funny how it's always the little guy - the one that pays the 
> wages of the airport, that has to just "go with it"
> I guess if the little guy stood out the front with a sign saying 'Stand 
> up for your rights' people might boycott the airport.
> But then, with the worlds apathy, ....


How does protecting the privacy rights of passenger usurp the Government and 
Industries issues and responsibility in ensuring the safety of passengers?

Also, no one has yet explained what rights are exactly at issue?
How does it conflict with the 4 basic RFID privacy resolutions?
What is the problem?


Geoffrey Ramadan, B.E.(Elec)
Chairman, Automatic Data Capture Australia (www.adca.com.au)
Managing Director, Unique Micro Design (www.umd.com.au)

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