Volume: 2 Issue: 2
As was the case with the Internet in its early days as a means of communication, most of what you read about RFID these days is negative. In fact, not a single day goes by without a new horror story about the dangers of RFID emerging - from thieves scanning for car owners’ RFID-enabled keys while standing next to them in the lift, to dodgy officials reading passports from many feet away. In short, RFID is being portrayed as the biggest threat to our privacy and data protection rights since the invention of credit checks. As most of this stuff makes entertaining reading, these 1984-type horror stories get a fair amount of coverage in the media and as a result, now politicians are getting involved.