[LINK] Airport to tag passengers

Geoffrey Ramadan gramadan at umd.com.au
Sun Oct 22 20:36:09 AEST 2006

Jan Whitaker wrote:
> At 10:36 AM 17/10/2006, Geoff Ramadan wrote:
>> But also as mentioned before, Passengers also have a "right" to safe 
>> travel. Airports have an obligation to provide safe travel, which 
>> include protecting against threats, not to mention customs and other 
>> legal compliance obligation.
> I thought you conceded that this move doesn't 'provide safe travel' 
> and therefore doesn't meet the test required of the licensed operators 
> of the airports? If it doesn't, then there is no reason under that 
> argument in the tradeoff.
I said it was a dumb system.

Jan I am trying to understand how do you weigh up differing and 
conflicting "rights".

Does the greater need  for safety, outweigh privacy issues?

>> From the RFID privacy perspective, there are guidelines you can turn 
>> to. So far from what I can tell, this application meets those 
>> guidelines.
> Guidelines are not obligatory. What guidelines are you referring to? 
> What about compliance with the Privacy Act, which IS law, and which IS 
> obligatory.
I indicated in a previous post the guidelines as mentioned in:
What elements of this, do you think this system does not meet?

Also what element of the privacy act do you think they would not comply 

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

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