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

Published February 23, 2016 by SecureRF in AIM Global, Legislation, News & Events, RFID, RFID Tag, RFID Technology

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, Louis Parks. As the demands on technology expanded over the […]


EU Prescription Drug Anti-counterfeiting Legislation

Published July 2, 2010 by SecureRF in Legislation, Pharmaceutical, Privacy, RFID, Security

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 traced effectively throughout the supply chain is to give it […]


Privacy, Electronic Monitoring and Human Resources

Published December 1, 2009 by SecureRF in Legislation, Privacy, RFID

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 different ID technologies, conduct a privacy impact analysis, and take steps […]


Washington State RFID Bill Provides Exception for Security Research

Published April 23, 2009 by SecureRF in Legislation, Privacy, RFID, RFID Technology, Security

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 remotely read an identification device using radio frequency identification technology […]


Talking about Privacy Issues

Published February 20, 2009 by SecureRF in Legislation, Passport Cards, Privacy, RFID, RFID Security Alliance, RFID Technology, Security

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 see Got $250? Cloning Electronic Passport Cards. The article concludes […]


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

Published January 30, 2009 by SecureRF in Legislation, Pharmaceutical, Privacy, RFID, RFID Tag, RFID Technology, Security

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 deactivate all RFID tags at the point of sale; allow […]


RFID Bill Passes in California

Published October 3, 2008 by SecureRF in Legislation, Privacy, RFID Technology, Security

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 a person’s identification document using radio frequency identification (RFID) without […]


California RFID Bill Takes Another Legislative Step

Published June 20, 2008 by SecureRF in Legislation, Privacy, RFID, Security

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 the Assembly Judiciary Committee by a vote of 10-0, and […]


Washington House Follows California in Bill to Outlaw RFID Skimming

Published February 18, 2008 by SecureRF in Legislation, RFID, RFID Technology, Security

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 fraud or identity theft. The legislation provides exemptions for health […]


California Senate Approves Bill To Outlaw Skimming RFID Tags

Published February 4, 2008 by SecureRF in Legislation, Privacy, RFID, RFID Technology, Security

Contributed by Joanne Kelleher California Senate Bill 31, which misdemeanors for non-consensual remote reading RFID and for improper disclosure of the keys to RFID systems, is part of a package of bills concerning privacy and RFID technology introduced by CA Senator Simitian. After several amendments, SB 31 was passed by the California Senate on 1/30/08 and now goes to the California State Assembly. The language […]


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