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Commissioner Releases NFC Whitepaper

December 2, 2011

With the rise in use of near field communication (NFC), Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian has released a whitepaper discussing the privacy implications involved with the new applications, itbusiness.ca reports. Written in conjunction with phone maker Nokia, "Mobile Near Field Communication Tap 'n Go--Keep It Secure and Private" promotes building privacy safeguards into the development of the technology. Cavoukian said, "User privacy does not have to be sacrificed for the sake of NFC...Now is the time to embed additional security and privacy into the design of applications that use NFC capabilities."
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