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Report: Assess Privacy Risks before Deploying Passenger RFID Tags

TRAVELERS’ PRIVACY—EU

April 15, 2010

An EU cybersecurity agency has developed recommendations ahead of the implementation of RFID technology in air travel, The Register reports. The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) report focuses on RFID luggage tags and biometric chips in electronic passports. The technologies are expected to streamline the air travel experience for both passengers and airport staff. But the report recommends further research in the areas of data protection and privacy, citing possible privacy and security risks, among others. ENISA also advises European Commission policymakers to mandate security and privacy impact assessments before the new technologies are deployed, the report states.
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