Sunday, October 08, 2006

Vetoed: Identity Information Protection Act

Senator Simitian’s proposed Identity Information Protection Act was vetoed on Oct 2nd 2006.

The act imposed security standards on RFID devices.

An RFID Journal Article Reports:
"The security rules called for the incorporation of tamper-resistant authentication tools to prevent duplication, forgery or cloning of the ID. Mutual authentication between the interrogator and tag embedded in the ID would have been required if any personally identifiable information—such as an individual's picture, Social Security number or name—were transmitted between the tag and reader. The IDs would have also needed to employ encryption or some other method of making such information unreadable or unusable by an unauthorized person, as well as offer an on/off switch or similar means of giving the ID holder direct control over any data transmission."


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