[LINK] Airport to tag passengers

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Sun Oct 22 23:02:23 AEST 2006

At 09:23 AM 19/10/2006, Geoffrey Ramadan wrote:

>> what rights do prisoners have re RFID privacy?
>> http://email.news.com.au/ct/click?q=bf-Jt4fQ8ZrssxZaGu5w1dA
> I would argue none..
> RFID is a more effective and safer way of doing what they are
> already doing (which is being constantly monitored and restrained)
> RFID has also be used to return some freedoms and privileges t
> prisoners via Home Detention.

Geoff, you ask what issues aren't covered by: 

Importantly .. anything to do with personal RFID tags is not covered.

By that I mean, RFID-ing people, is not covered at all.

Agreed, a tag which allows remote prisoner-supervision sounds good. 

But, does that imply that many / every security person who does
not like a patron (eg David Hookes) can easily read any prisoner's
family address after any altercation for revenge or even simply theft?

Wouldn't the RFID supplier be liable for any family pain & suffering
without some say by the supplier, and prisoner, of info made available?

I'd guess an organization buying an RFID system will be keen to load
it up with info, but when it's personal, those people concerned and the
RFID provider may find a clear industry-code-of-conduct regarding any
such 'tag over-loading of personal info' issues a useful code precaution.

I'm sure the ACT Gov will be aware of any such issues, but what about
privately run prisons? I think your industry, and the general public,
needs a strong RFIDing-people industry-wide code of conduct immediately.

Cheers, Geoff
Stephen Loosley
Melbourne, Australia

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