QUOTES: Privacy Advocate on Wal-Mart RFID Tags

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Carlos Barria / Reuters

“There are two things you really don’t want to tag, clothing and identity documents, and ironically that’s where we are seeing adoption.”

— KATHERINE ALBRECHT, founder of Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering, arguing against a Wal-Mart plan to begin to use tiny RFID chips to track clothing inventory in their stores. Privacy advocates worry that the tags may be used past the point of purchase to track consumers; advocates for the technology say these fears are unfounded. (via the Wall Street Journal)