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Government Assures Motorists of RFID Safety in Philippines


January 7, 2010

In response to privacy concerns voiced by the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), the Philippines Land Transportation Office (LTO) has moved to assure motorists in that country that a new RFID motor vehicle tagging technology does not have the capability to allow tracking of vehicles, and that its staff will be properly trained in using the new system, reports the Manila Bulletin. LTO Chief Arturo Lomibao told the CHR that the tags do not function as a global positioning system and cannot be tracked, nor will the tags contain a driver's personally identifiable information. Further, Lomibao said the tags can only be read from a distance of 10 - 12 meters.
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