“Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm” —James Madison
Friday, March 30, 2007
One of Europe's largest shoe manufacturers is to embed RFID chips into the soles of shoes to reduce retail theft (via Open Rights Group). While these tracking devices will be deactivated at checkout, what guarantees do consumers have that they will remain switched off? Or that tags will not be linked with loyalty cards used at the till?