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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Monday, March 07, 2005
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has relaxed some of its previous requirements in implementing the new federal ID standards for US government employees and contractors. The amount of information to be collected and stored on the RFID card has been scaled back. RFID tracking has been addressed by requiring that cards be stored in an "electronically opaque sleeve" when not in use.
Common ID standards relax some requirements:
Bush administration officials in charge of beefing up security for government-issued identification cards relaxed some technical requirements and enhanced some privacy measures to address critics of the draft standards...."
The new standards are at http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/fips/fips201/FIPS-201-022505.pdf
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