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SecureRF and RFID Experts Group Among the Highlights of AIM 2015 Year in Review

SecureRF is a proud member of AIM, a global association focused on the standards in barcode, RFID, RAIN, RTLS, NFC and mobile computing and its impact in the IoT. Today, AIM released the “2015 | Year in Review – Innovation & Technology Leaders” report which featured an article about the work of the RFID Experts Group chaired by SecureRF CEO,…

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EU Prescription Drug Anti-counterfeiting Legislation

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher PharmaTech, a publication for pharmaceutical manufacturers, reports that the Council of the EU and the European Parliament are amending the current anti-counterfeiting directive to include a requirement for features that enable the identification, authentication and traceability of prescription medicines. The only way a specific product can be identified, authenticated and…

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Privacy, Electronic Monitoring and Human Resources

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher The 12/1/09 electronic version of Contactless News has an interesting article that overlaps my previous role in Human Resources with my current technology focus: Privacy analysis necessary for access control systems The article suggests that corporations need to keep abreast of any state legislation that may impact the use of…

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Washington State RFID Bill Provides Exception for Security Research

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher Washington State Bill HB 1011, Regulating the use of identification devices by governmental and business entities, was signed into law last week by the governor. See http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=1011&year=2009. “Identification device” are defined as an item that uses radio frequency identification technology or facial recognition technology. A governmental or business entity may not…

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Talking about Privacy Issues

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher The February issue of RFID Monthly, published by Reik Read of Robert W. Baird & Co., has an article called Privacy Stakes Raised, which first discusses Chris Paget’s recent efforts to collect the serial numbers from passport cards and electronic driver’s licenses in downtown San Francisco. For details on this…

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Issues with NY's Radio Frequency Identification Right to Know Act

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher A bill has been introduced to The New York State legislator’s Consumer Affairs and Protection Committee called the “Radio Frequency Identification Right to Know Act,” Bill A00276.  Specifically, the bill would require certain notices and labels regarding the use of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags; require retailers to remove or…

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RFID Bill Passes in California

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher After 22 months of effort, California’s governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, signed SB 31 into law on Tuesday. This bill was originally part of a larger effort to limit RFID by CA Senator Simitian. This bill would provide that a person or entity that intentionally remotely reads or attempts to remotely read…

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California RFID Bill Takes Another Legislative Step

Contributed by Joanne C. Kelleher Back in February I wrote about how the California Senate approved a bill to outlaw skimming of RFID tags. See https://www.securerf.com/rfid-bill-passes-in-california/. The bill was sent to the California State Assembly. This update is from RFID Journal: California RFID Bill Takes Another Legislative Step The California’s SB 31 RFID Bill has unanimously passed…

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Washington House Follows California in Bill to Outlaw RFID Skimming

Contributed by Joanne Kelleher The Washington State House of Representatives passed a bill on February 12, 2008 that would make it a felony to steal information from RFID cards. Bill HB 1031 – Changing provisions concerning electronic devices – would make it a class C felony to intentionally skim information from RFID-enabled identity cards for…

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