“It is wrong to spy on people through the products and services they buy.”  —Core principle of CASPIAN.

Katherine Albrecht and Liz McIntrye are waging a war against RFID.  They’ve co-authored a book (“Spychips: How major corporations and government plan to track your every move with RFID”) and started an activist group, Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering (CASPIAN).  CASPIAN was originally started to oppose supermarket loyalty cards, but is now into the field of RFID.

They have some pretty interesting stuff on their site about RFID, including a gallery of pictures from a WalMart store showing where RFID chips are implanted on consumer goods; and pictures of RFID implants for people.

An article today from Foster’s Online talks about Katherine’s battle against RFID abuse:

“Unless we do something now, our kids are going to grow up and not even know what privacy is,” said Katherine Albrecht, the founder and president of CASPIAN, or Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering.

Link here via Catherine.  Related story (also through Catherine) on attempts in the New Hampshire legislature to regulate RFIDs here.

 

Alex Eckelberry