[LINK] RFID & Privacy

Geoff Ramadan gramadan at umd.com.au
Wed Oct 25 12:05:31 AEST 2006

Jan Whitaker wrote:
> At 10:56 AM 25/10/2006, Geoff Ramadan wrote:
>> I this case, it is only used as an identifier.
> If that is the case, how is there any emergency health info to be 
> contained? Or did someone else put that into the mix?

The health information is in the database, which the RFID tag links to.

> I think the issue is that the range of applications can be all sorts of 
> permutations. Explaining any concerns away by pointing to a different 
> type of chip or a different example application does no one any good. 
> There must be consistency in the description so that the consideration 
> of the non/ill-informed public can make decisions about consenting or 
> not. The goal posts are moving in every post, so I'm finding it quite 
> difficult to make cogent comments any more on this thread.
> Maybe it's my fault or the disjunctive nature of email as a discussion 
> method. I think this is a good case for a wiki!

I think I was also too brief in my outline.


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