Wal-Mart Says Retailers Can Be Trusted, No Need To Restrict RFID

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2004-07-15
 
 
 
Retail giant Walmart has said a US law enforcing privacy rules for RFID is not needed because companies experimenting with the technology are committed to protecting privacy.

Wal-Mart Stores continues to move forward with plans for case- and pallet-level tagging of products with RFID chips.

But item-level tagging, where individual products are identified with RFID chips, is about 10 years away, Linda Dillman, executive vice-president and chief information officer of Wal-Mart, told the US House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection.

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