The Canadian Privacy Law Blog: Developments in privacy law and writings of a Canadian privacy lawyer, containing information related to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (aka PIPEDA) and other Canadian and international laws.
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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Tuesday, November 30, 2004
Derren Bibby, at CRM Buyer, has written a very good article on implementing retail RFID in a privacy friendly way. In short, retailers must be transparent about what they are doing and must disable the chips at the door:
INDUSTRY INSIDER: Squaring the Circle with RFID and Privacy
With RFID, while the customer will benefit from a long list of store efficiency improvements, there will be some who will feel uncomfortable with the prospect of a retailer gaining the ability to peer into their shopping baskets to discover exactly what they are carrying.
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