[LINK] Airport to tag passengers

Deus Ex Machina vicc at cia.com.au
Mon Oct 16 19:35:35 AEST 2006

Geoff Ramadan [gramadan at umd.com.au] wrote:
> 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, ....
> >
> Adam
> 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?

good question indeed.

> What is the problem?

you have to look at the underlying themes, privacy is an opportunity
for the small minded leftist to put the boot into business. there is no real
problem, just an imaginary problem that falls under the generalist
banner of "privacy". you should never question this too deeply because
you will get meaningless comparisons about publically disclosing your
bank account details.

again you would think we didnt already have privacy legistlation.

they bleated like sheep at barcodes and scanners and now they bleat like the
dying breaths of sadaams generals telling us how the public will revolt
and ask "tough questions". yet they cant actually even tell you what the
problem is, other then some general "privacy" concerns. god forbid that
it is illogical and irrational for a privately owned airport to spend
money on passanger rfid tags without any clear return to the bottom
line. if the tags produce no benefit they will either never be
introduced or rapidly disapear in any well run organisation.

no thats not relavent, what is relavant is that lefty can express
paranoia, pessimism and publically reasure each other that evil scheming
corporates really do want to shove periscopes up their... to see what they
had for breakfast.


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