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The future is friendly? Experimenting with RFID

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Last week, the Seattle Times reported on an experiment the University of Washington is conducting with radio frequency identification, or RFID. The university, responsible for one of the largest experiments using wireless tags in a social setting, has effectively created a futuristic atmosphere where RFID is everywhere. With this in place, they hope to uncover problems before the technology becomes widely adopted.

The use of RFID and its implications on privacy is an issue that has been discussed previously on this blog and the use of RFID in the workplace is a topic we are looking for feedback on. Having recently prepared a consultation paper with recommendations on privacy practices for organizations considering implementing RFID technologies, we are inviting people affected by RFID in the workplace to answer a series of consultation questions. To share your thoughts, visit our resource center to read Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) in the Workplace: Recommendations for Good Practices and complete the consultation questions.

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