Friday, May 20, 2005

California Prohibiting RFID Identification Cards

The California State Senate on Monday approved a bill with broad bipartisan support (29-7) that would prohibit state and local governments from issuing identification documents, driver's licenses, and ID cards containing a RFID tag

WTH? They're looking after us? It's a kodak moment. You might want to gather the family close and take some pictures or something.

Known as the Identity Information Protection Act of 2005, SB 682 was authored by State Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto). The bill would also make it unlawful for a person to read or attempt to read an identification document without the owner's knowledge.

Another sign of clear thought. Since we already know RFID has been hacked in the past, I can just see the criminals walking around in crowds trying to crack your RFID tags and steal your identity.

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