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Privacy

AIM announces the publication of RFID FAQs, not Fiction developed by the recently formed AIM RFID Privacy Work Group. The primer addresses commonly asked questions and misconceptions about Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), its applications, and recent privacy questions.

The Privacy Work Group was formed in June to create resources that can help the business and consumer communities understand RFID and how it can be used. Concerns recently have been raised about whether 'live' RFID tags could be used to track a consumer's movements and transmit personal information to unwanted recipients. The work group addresses this question head on.

"RFID is a well-known technology that has been widely studied for many years," said Dan Mullen, Interim CEO of AIM. "Companies already are using RFID in many ways to improve inventory control and operational efficiencies. It is important to separate facts about RFID from the scare tactics being used by some who are unfamiliar with what RFID is and how it works."

In the field of RFID, AIM hosts and publishes a monthly e-newsletter, RFID Connectons. The RFID Privacy Concerns document can be downloaded from the AIM web site.