European Data Protection Digest

Privacy Impact Tool Released

RFID—EU

December 2, 2011

A global standards organisation has released a software application to help European companies assess privacy risks when deploying RFID tags, reports RFID Journal. GS1's tool can be used to conduct privacy impact assessments and determine where improvements should be made. The tool is the result of seven months of research conducted along with companies including Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble, Metro Group and Carrefour Group. Earlier this year, the European Commission partnered with the European Network and Information Security Agency to establish data protection guidelines for RFID applications.
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