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The author of this blog, David T.S. Fraser, is a Canadian privacy lawyer who practices with the firm of McInnes Cooper. He is the author of the Physicians' Privacy Manual. He has a national and international practice advising corporations and individuals on matters related to Canadian privacy laws.

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Saturday, January 17, 2004

Release: "Privacy guidelines" for deployment of RFID technology adopted by Grocers Assoc 

U.S. Newswire - Food and CPG Industry Leaders Endorse Privacy Guidelines for New Technology: It appears that the EPC Network, the Grocery Manufactureres of America and the Food Marketing Institute have come up with some privacy-protecting guidelines for the adoption of RFID technology (referred to as the "Electronic Product Code" or EPC) in retail grocery stores. I haven't found the code itself online, but the highlights are in the following press release:
"WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The boards of directors of the Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) today endorsed guidelines designed for use by companies engaged in the large-scale deployment of Electronic Product Code (EPC). The principles will help ensure that consumers' privacy rights are protected as EPC is implemented over the next several years. "

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