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Monday, April 04, 2005

Privacy Digest: Privacy News (Civil Rights, Encryption, Free Speech, Cryptography) 

Privacy Digest (via Slashdot) is writing about a recent fuss being made in Italy about using RFID to track employees without their knowledge or consent.

News Item 2163 Privacy Violation in Italian Media Giant - tagging employees with Rfid chips since last December

Privacy Violation in Italian Media Giant.  orzetto writes  "Italian newspaper La Repubblica is reporting that Silvio Berlusconi's company, Mediaset (that owns three of the six main TV stations in Italy), has been tagging employees with Rfid chips since last December (for English version, ask the fish).

The chips would allegedly be able to track the movements of any worker, even if Mediaset spokesmen say it's only to automatically open some doors to authorized personnel only and such things. Trade unionists from CGIL have reported the company's behaviour to the authorities, as it would be in violation of the Italian workers' charter (again, fish). This would probably be small news (yet another bad employer) if Silvio Berlusconi were not the Italian Prime Minister, violating the same laws he should enforce."  [Slashdot: Your Rights Online]

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