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State Senate Considers RFID License Plates

RFID—U.S.

April 4, 2012

A bill has been approved by a Connecticut Senate subcommittee to explore the viability of inserting RFID tags in license plates, NASDAQ.com reports. The identification tags could track and automatically generate tickets for overdue vehicle registration, emissions or car insurance. A representative from the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut said, "Using RFID technology to track the movements of drivers and their cars is so incredibly invasive that we don't see how it could fail to violate the right to privacy...The chips broadcast individually identifiable information to anyone with a receiver, and the potential for abuse, by the government or by private industry, is staggering."
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